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World Press Freedom Day brings solidarity with news workers everywhere

Reporter Nanette Asimov (left) and columnist Leah Garchik held down the early shift Wednesday at the San Francisco Chronicle in solidarity with Guild workers everywhere and especially at the Digital First and Gatehouse organizations. About 800 members at the DFM chain, which includes the Bay Area News Group (East Bay Times and The Mercury News) and Monterey Herald, are seeking a pay increase in nationwide joint bargaining. The Guild is also contending with a recent consolidation announcement at the 2017 Pulitzer-winning East Bay Times that will cost 20 jobs. (Media Workers Photo)

Today is World Press Freedom Day, a day set aside to support REAL journalism and the workers who bring it to you.  Please take some time to sign our petition, read about this solidarity action, and retweet our messages.

Communities depend on us: Stand up for democracy on World Press Freedom Day #PressFreedom https://dfmworkers.org/2017/04/28/guild-workers-at-digital-first-media-and-gatehouse-media-stand-together-against-profiteering-owners-on-world-press-freedom-day-may-3/

On May 3, sign the pledge to protect #PressFreedom! http://righttoreport.org/petition-right-to-report/

 

Pacific Media Workers Guild

Pacific Media Workers Guild

We are the Pacific Media Workers Guild, Local 39521 of The Newspaper Guild-Communications Workers of America. We represent more than 1,200 journalists and other media workers, interpreters, translators, union staffs and freelancers.

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