Los Angeles Times Newsroom, Challenging Tronc, Goes Public with Union Push

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The Los Angeles Times, where newsroom workers have started a push to organize as a union. Credit Coley Brown for The New York Times

Reprinted from The New York Times by  on October 4, 2017.

Newsroom employees at The Los Angeles Times are trying to form a union, setting up a potential clash with the newspaper’s parent company, Tronc.

After months of organizing, the committee behind the push for a union drafted a one-page letter laying out its reasoning and left printouts on employees’ desks Tuesday night.

The unsigned letter calls for improved working conditions, higher pay, more generous benefits and protections for staff members against “unilateral change by Tronc.”

The letter also says “a majority of the newsroom” had signed union cards supporting representation by the NewsGuild, which represents 25,000 reporters, editors, photojournalists and other media workers at news organizations across the United States. …

NY Times 10/4

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