Author Archives: Earchiel Johnson

Unionized staff at the Chicago Reader ratifies contract with new owners

Press Release Editorial employees of the Chicago Reader today unanimously ratified a one-year contract, resolving a lengthy labor dispute that led to a strike threat at the alternative publication. The members of the Chicago News Guild reached the deal with a labor-friendly … Continue reading

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Chicago Sun-Times bought by investor group, including unions

BY PATRICK J. FOOTE CHICAGO –  A group of investors led by former Alderman Edwin Eisendrath, including the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL) and other unions, purchased this city’s second largest newspaper, the Chicago Sun-Times. The purchase comes after Tronc, … Continue reading

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No News Monopoly

Target: U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division On May 15, the owners of the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Reader, Wrapports LLC, announced that they were preparing to sell the newspapers to Tronc, the owner, and publisher of the Chicago … Continue reading

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