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Troubling brewing at the Wall Street Journal

April 30, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

Emma Tucker

Lucia Moses of Business Insider writes about the growing unease at The Wall Street Journal under editor in chief Emma Tucker.

Moses writes, “Business Insider talked to a dozen insiders for this story; many of them said they had felt a shift from optimism to angst regarding Tucker and the newsroom generally. Some have taken to calling her No. 2, managing editor Liz Harris, who has announced many of the cuts, the ‘angel of death.’

“‘All anyone talks about is the workplace, and in a bad way,’ a second staffer said.

“Alongside her changes, tensions over labor bargaining took a turn Monday as Journal parent Dow Jones’ union, the Independent Association of Publishers’ Employees (IAPE) Local 1096, authorized its membership to conduct a strike vote. An actual walkout, which would have to be approved by a majority of union members and IAPE’s parent, CWA, would be the first in the union’s 87-year history. The union planned to schedule a vote by members as soon as possible.

“Bargaining has been underway for 10 months and IAPE recently warned management that the situation was becoming a ‘powderkeg.'”

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