Almost exactly four months after getting fired, several of the fired Sun-Times Media photographers (STM29) returned to the same building where they fired to receive accolades as Chicago Journalists of the Year by Chicago Journalists Association (CJA). “This room is … Continue reading
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The Midwest Association of Translators and Interpreters is holding its 10th annual conference in Chicago this Saturday, Sept. 21. Topics include medical and legal interpretation, the role of translators in immigration and an expert panel discussing translator marketing. Cook County … Continue reading
Wrapports and Sun-Times Media employees work side-by-side in the newsroom, the Guild learned at the latest bargaining session. Sun-Times Managing Editor Craig Newman joined the company’s bargaining team when they met with the Guild’s bargaining committee for negotiations Wednesday, … Continue reading
On Saturday, Sept. 7, several Chicago Newspaper Guild members, photographers and supporters leafleted an upscale charity gala. Wrapports’ venture Splash was listed as an event sponsor, so Guild members distributed free literature about Sun-Times’ parent company’s chairman Michael Ferro.
A crew of about seven Guild members participated in Frankfort’s annual Labor Day parade on Sunday, Sept. 1. Guild members distributed candy and flyers to hundreds of people lining the streets.
Yesterday (Thursday, Aug. 29), Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago sent the decision over whether to reinstate the laid off photographers and the Unit Chair of the Chicago Sun-Times to the Division of Advice in Washington … Continue reading
Right to work. Freedom to choose in the workplace. Really? Do we need the government to tell us we have the right to work? What’s next, the right to breathe oxygen? This So-Called Right to Work (SCRTW) is an attempt … Continue reading
Chicago Newspaper Guild filed an unfair labor practice charge against Sun-Times Media for using non-Guild members from Aggrego to do Guild work. “We’re saying we have enough evidence to show that Aggrego is controlled by the same management group as … Continue reading
Less than 30 hours after naming Chicago Sun-Times’ editor-in-chief as the one who decided to fire all of the company’s photographers, the company’s owner backpedaled on ladling the blame to Jim Kirk, Chicago-Sun Times publisher and editor-in-chief. Sun-Times parent company … Continue reading
A red-faced Tim Knight told Guild members that it was “none of our business” how Wrapports’ investments are faring. Knight refused to disclose how Splash, The Grid and the other $2o million spent recently in investments were doing. Guild Executive … Continue reading