McClatchy has recognized Fort Worth NewsGuild as a unit of the NewsGuild-CWA, according to the News Guild CWA.
Steve Coffman, president and editor of the Star-Telegram, posted a tweet:
“The entire @startelegram team will move forward together, honoring our journalists’ request to be recognized as the @FortWorthGuild.”
Journalists at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram formed the union on Oct. 14. On Oct. 16, the Dallas Morning News recognized its union. The Star-Telegram becomes the third McClatchy newspaper to recognize a union this year.
The announcement of the union drive follows the finalization of McClatchy’s sale to Chatham Asset Management.
This voluntary recognition of the union allows contract negotiations between McClatchy and newsroom staff to begin.
Other unionized McClatchy publications include the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald, the Bradenton Herald, the Sacramento Bee, Modesto Bee and Fresno Bee, and the Idaho Statesman.