Category Archives: Guild News

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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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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Name change

Following the footsteps of our national union, the executive board voted to change our name to Chicago News Guild. The national changed its name to The News Guild, dropping “paper” from the name at the national multi-sector conference in January. … Continue reading

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McKinney situation update

Nearly 500 people have signed a Chicago Newspaper Guild online petition asking whether political influence was the reason the Chicago Sun-Times took reporter Dave McKinney off his beat covering state politics at a critical moment during the last election, a … Continue reading

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Working Journalists

On May 30, 2013, Sun-Times Media laid off its entire 28-member photo department staff. Less than a year later, four of the 17 photographers that were protected by the collective bargaining agreement were hired back. What about the 13 Guild-covered … Continue reading

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