Public News Service Union wins recognition

The journalists of the Public News Service won voluntary recognition of their union on Tuesday.

“We’re thrilled that management @PNS_News has voluntarily recognized our union,” members of the Public News Service Union said in a tweet. “We look forward to negotiating our first contract and working with management to create a sustainable and equitable future for PNS.”

The journalists want to keep independent journalism alive and bring their workplace closer to the values their reporting promotes. They are pushing for a fair contract and better working conditions that will help secure the future of PNS News. 

The group of about 25 reporters, editors, audio engineers, outreach and membership specialists join Minnesota Newspaper & Communications Guild Local 37002. More than 6,000 news outlets regularly use their stories.