Gannett under investigation for working staffers overtime without pay

The NewsGuild is investigating US newspaper conglomerate Gannett, mainly for the issue of unpaid overtime work, reports CNN Business. NewsGuild President Jon Schleuss sent a letter to Gannett CEO Mike Reed regarding the union’s plan to launch an investigation and requested the company do the same. The union also urged the company to agree to […]

NewsGuild planning on forming newsroom union at Dallas Morning News

After organizing at major metros like the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, the NewsGuild has now set sight on forming a newsroom union at The Dallas Morning News, reports Poynter. An organizing committee announced the effort and added that majority of potential members had signed cards requesting union recognition. The members are hoping […]

Philly NewsGuild and Philly Inquirer agree to tentative labor pact

The NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia and The Philadelphia Inquirer have agreed to a tentative three-year contract agreement with raises and a workforce diversity provision. The 338 union members began voting on the tentative contract on Thursday and are expected to continue voting through 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. The contract contains a onetime lump-sum payment equivalent to […]

Staff at the Arizona Republic move to unionize

Newsroom staff at Arizona Republic are moving to unionize ahead of a major merger in the media industry, reports the Washington Post.  The Arizona Republic has long been a nonunion newspaper. But its parent company, news giant Gannett, is in line to merge with another massive publisher, GateHouse Media. Many journalists fear the merger would lead to […]