March 9, 2020 – The journalists of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle voted unanimously to form the Cheyenne News Guild on March 6, saying they hoped their 10-0 union vote would resonate with other “small, scrappy newspapers across the country.”
The union organizing committee said in a press statement that they would work to protect the newspaper’s legacy as an essential public trust.
They praised local managers and said they look forward to negotiating a fair contract. But they also said they were disappointed that Adams Publishing Group, the paper’s owner, decided to hire a Chicago-based law firm with a history of anti-union work.
“Regardless of where you are, the fact is simple: if you work in a newsroom, you should have a union,” organizers wrote.