WaPo workers go on 24-hour strike

The following excerpt was sent out from The New York Times: About 700 Washington Post employees walked off the job for 24 hours on Thursday, protesting stalled union contract negotiations and expected layoffs. The strike is the first walkout at The Post since the 1970s, union leaders said, and comes as the publication grapples with […]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, management contract talks stall

The following excerpt was sent out: Contract talks between management and striking Pittsburgh Post-Gazette workers stalled Tuesday with no new negotiating sessions set as the walkout began its third month, currently the longest media strike in the U.S. Pittsburgh Newspaper Guild President Zack Tanner declined to comment on the bargaining session. Post-Gazette spokeswoman Allison Latcheran […]

Post-Gazette union members, management negotiate on health care

The following excerpt was sent out: Striking workers and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette management returned to the bargaining table [last week]. Union members said the paper’s management rejected their health care-related concessions, leading to yet another stalemate. The talks at the Omni William Penn Hotel marked the first contract negotiating session held between the two parties since […]

Fort Worth Star-Telegram journalists go on strike

“What do we want?” – “Fair contract!” “When do we want it?” – “Now!” Journalists at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram have gone on strike this week in response to what the newsroom’s union alleges is unfair labor practices by the paper’s parent company McClatchy, now owned by hedge-fund Chatham Asset Management. As per Kaley Johnson, […]

NY Times Union staffers mull strike by year’s end

New York Times journalists may schedule a walkout if their long-delayed contract is not signed by the end of the year. The move comes after months of stalled negotiations with employees not having a pay rise since March 2020. The Times has offered a 2.7 percent per year average raise, whereas the NewsGuild demands a […]

Post-Gazette journalists go on strike

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette journalists walked off the job last week “in solidarity with non-news colleagues and in protest of working without a contract for five years.” As per NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik: “Well, you’re seeing these years of roiling tensions really just explode into the open. What’s interesting in some ways is that there’s anxieties […]