Feb. 1, 2019 – Reports and resolutions that were presented and adopted at The NewsGuild’s Sector Conference, Jan. 25-27, are now available. Continue reading “Reports, resolutions from NewsGuild sector conference now posted”
Oct. 10, 2017 – Employees of the Chicago Reader unanimously ratified a one-year contract on Oct. 6, resolving a lengthy labor dispute that led to a strike threat at the alternative publication. The members of the Chicago News Guild reached the deal with a labor-friendly investor group that acquired the Reader in July. Continue reading “Staff at the Chicago Reader Ratifies Contract with New Owners”
September 2017 – A long shot paid off for the Chicago News Guild when an investment group led by former Alderman Edwin Eisendrath and the Chicago Federation of Labor bought the Chicago Sun-Times and the Reader in July. Continue reading “Chicago Sun-Times Purchase: A Model for a Struggling Industry?”
Workers are ‘Flying High’
“We’re flying high here,” said David Roeder, just days after the Chicago Sun-Times and the Reader were sold to an investment group led by former Alderman Edwin Eisendrath and the Chicago Federation of Labor. Roeder has been member of the Chicago News Guild for more than two decades and now serves as a consultant to the union.
The sale to Eisendrath and the labor federation was a long shot. Continue reading “Sun-Times Purchase Could Be a Model for the Struggling Industry”
May 30, 2017 – The people of Chicago are in danger of losing the Chicago Sun-Times, one of the city’s two major daily newspapers, members of the Chicago News Guild report.
The danger is the result of a proposed a sale to the parent company of the Sun-Times’ only real competitor, the Chicago Tribune. The impending sale also will affect The Reader, a free alternative weekly known for its in-depth coverage of Chicago politics and culture. Continue reading “Chicago NewsGuild: Say ‘No’ to Newspaper Monopoly”