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.
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.
Student journalists in the Pacific Media Workers Guild’s Bay News Rising summer program in social justice reporting have unleashed some amazing work.
The Guild and The McClatchy Company came to a tentative agreement on a new contract when it met to continue bargaining on Thursday.
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 …
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.
While ASLIU and Purple representatives inched closer on a key article when they met last Thursday in San Francisco, overall agreement on a first-ever union contract for VIs remained frustratingly elusive.
Location and timing is everything for local journalism as it is for real estate. The San Mateo Times adhered to that principle for decades. And it proved quite profitable.
When a group of local investors bought the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the unionized news staff invested, too.
The Guild has launched an effort to find or build community-based enterprises to free news organizations from the grip of the Digital First Media hedge fund.