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Omaha World-Herald journalists secure new contract

Nebraska journalists at the Omaha World-Herald Guild are celebrating a new two-year contract with Lee Enterprises. The contract – the Guild’s third with the company – was passed unanimously and guarantees multiple wage increases, immediate raises for all union members, new protections from Artificial Intelligence, expanded bereavement definition and more. Journalists in Omaha first unionized in October 2018 and are part of the Denver Newspaper Guild (TNG-CWA Local 37074).

The AI protections include negotiations over any effects of new AI policies or technologies and a requirement that any AI generated content will be clearly labeled. Raises include 3% in each of the two years of the agreement.

Congratulations to the Omaha World-Herald Guild!

The NewsGuild-CWA represents about 250 media workers at 10 different Lee Enterprises owned publications, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Billings Gazette and the Buffalo News.