Press Democrat purchase by locals is a lesson for Digital First Media

When a group of local investors bought the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the unionized news staff invested, too.

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Signed, sealed, delivered

Guild member Derek Moore and new Press Democrat CEO signed a three-year labor contract that guarantees no lay-offs for the life of the contract. The Press Democrat was purchased on November 8th by a group of local investors.

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Guild vote critical to locals’ purchase of Press Democrat

A North Bay investment group bought the Press Democrat after guaranteeing no layoffs for three years and promising to focus on high-quality community journalism.

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Guild starts dialogue with Press Democrat buyers

Your Guild bargaining committee met today with Steve Falk, representative of Sonoma Media Investments, to discuss the outline of a possible new labor agreement at the Press Democrat after the investment group completes its purchase of the paper.

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