Feb. 28, 2020 – Inspired by recent union victories in newsrooms across the country, the journalists at the Orlando Sentinel announced Tuesday they too are forming a union, the Sentinel Guild, part of The NewsGuild-CWA.
Union organizers at the Sentinel are part of surge in union organizing among journalists, especially in Florida: The staff at the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald voted overwhelmingly in favor of union in November 2019 and in the space of a week employees at the Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News announced they are forming the Palm Beach News Guild, and employees of the Naples Daily News, News-Press, Banner and Marco Eagle said they are forming the Southwest Florida News Guild. Continue reading “Orlando Sentinel journalists join Florida surge, announce union organizing campaign”
NewsGuild units at papers owned by Tribune Publishing are denouncing the company’s recent offer of employee buyouts, saying, “it’s bad management, it’s bad business and it’s bad for democracy.” Continue reading “Tribune buyouts: ‘It‘s bad management, it‘s bad business and it‘s bad for democracy.’”
Dec. 20, 2019 – The NewsGuild-CWA is demanding answers from two members of the Board of Directors of Tribune Publishing – directors who were appointed on the recommendation of Alden Global Capital, a New York hedge fund known as “the destroyer of newspapers.” Continue reading “NewsGuild demands answers from Alden-backed members on Tribune’s board”
This article first appeared on the DFMworkers.org on Dec. 5, 2019.
By Julie Reynolds
Dec. 5, 2019 – One week after Alden Global Capital announced it took a nearly one-third stake in Tribune Publishing, the New York hedge fund appears positioned for a full takeover of Tribune newspapers by next summer. Continue reading “Real estate sell-off and increased debt are possible outcomes of an Alden takeover”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 20, 2019
Washington, D.C. – The purchase by Alden Global Capital of a 25.2 percent stake in Tribune Publishing is a source of deep concern for NewsGuild-CWA members.
“Alden has single-handedly hollowed out the news organization it controls,” said NewsGuild President Bernie Lunzer. “It has liquidated assets – both real estate and employees – solely for its own benefit and without regard to the effects of its policies on news reporting in towns and cities across the country,” he said. Between 2012 and 2019, Alden cut 71 percent of Guild-represented jobs at MediaNews Group newspapers (aka Digital First Media) it controls. Continue reading “NewsGuild-CWA Denounces Alden Stake in Tribune Publishing”
June 10, 2019 – For the first time since their amazing organizing run started last year, union members representing the nine newly organized Tribune bargaining units met in one place. Continue reading “NewsGuild members at new Tribune units prepare for joint bargaining”
March 19, 2019 – Staff of the Allentown Morning Call voted 31 to 12 in favor of unionizing with The NewsGuild-CWA on March 19, garnering 72 percent of the vote. Continue reading “Morning Call editorial staff votes overwhelmingly to unionize with The NewsGuild-CWA”
Feb. 25, 2019 – The award-winning staff of The Morning Call took a major step Monday toward forming a union, The Morning Call Guild, a unit of The NewsGuild-CWA. Continue reading “Morning Call staffers petition for union recognition”
Feb. 16, 2019 – The Hartford Courant Guild received voluntary recognition from Tribune Publishing on Friday, just a few days after the staffers at the award-winning newspaper filed a petition for a union election. Continue reading “Hartford Courant Guild wins voluntary recognition within days of filing”
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”