Bay News Rising Students Deliver Hard-Hitting Stories

The 2018 Bay News Rising class delivered a series of compelling articles tackling some of the more intractable issues of our time, including immigration, mental health and police shootings.

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Bay News Rising Journalists Take Flight

College reporters, who are paid for their work, dive into weighty subjects under the guidance of professional journalists and union officials.

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Honolulu Star-Advertiser Workers Ratify Contract

An overwhelming majority of the 63 unionized workers in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser newsroom voted on April 25 to ratify a five-year contract with owner Oahu Publications Inc.

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Maui News Workers Ratify Two-Year Contract

In a near-unanimous vote, workers at The Maui News on Monday voted to ratify a two-year contract with newspaper ownership that runs to April of 2020. The vote was verified Tuesday. With more than three-quarters of eligible members submitting a ballot, 32 votes were cast for the new agreement, which …

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After 136 years, the LA Times votes to unionize and our student is nominated delegate

When the National Labor Relations Board began calling out the votes Jan. 19 from the Los Angeles Times’ Jan. 4 election on whether to unionize, it seemed to be neck and neck, recalled Matt Pearce, a national reporter and union organizer at the Times. Then, the pro-union ballots started to pull away. At one point, 40 yeses in a row were read off, by the count of data journalist Anthony Pesce, also an organizer.

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Maui News members and colleagues show unity

Our members at The Maui News recently had a unity action around some tough contract negotiations, donning ribbons to display solidarity. Members of the Honolulu Typographical Union joined in.

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Student journalists revive labor reporting

Student journalists in the Pacific Media Workers Guild’s Bay News Rising summer program in social justice reporting have unleashed some amazing work.

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Modesto Bee unit concludes negotiations with McClatchy

The Guild and The McClatchy Company came to a tentative agreement on a new contract when it met to continue bargaining on Thursday.

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Bee units mulling McClatchy cost-containment proposals

Sacramento, Fresno and Modesto Bees and Editorial Production Center Bargaining bulletin #1 (consolidated) Sacramento Bee Guild unit ratifies contract amendments Guild members of the Sacramento Bee advertising and editorial staff voted Thursday to ratify contract amendments that clear the way for a proposed 2% merit pool to take effect in …

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Journalists condemn Berkeley police brutality against press

On Saturday night, several members of the media that were covering the Berkeley protests of police brutality in New York and Missouri were battered by police, even while displaying their credentials. Berkeley police used batons against these journalists, striking at least one in the head.

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