Rapper Lupe Fiasco apparently has a better eye for photography than the 29 Sun-Times Media photojournalists who were laid off earlier this year. On Tuesday night, the same owners who abolished their photography department purchased a series of costly photos from … Continue reading
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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
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
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
Aggrego, a new Journatic-like venture that Sun-Times parent Wrapports is using to provide low-cost content for the company’s Pioneer Press suburban newspaper chain is causing an uproar among Pioneer’s regular editors and staffers. Aggrego news gatherers, who say they represent … Continue reading
About 30 Guild members and photographers gathered outside Chicago Sun-Times building July 30 to honor the work of photographers on the two-month anniversary of the day they were fired. ABC 7 and Chicago Tribune covered the event, which was … Continue reading
“I don’t know.” That was the response Sun-Times negotiators gave during the latest bargaining session to several questions Chicago Newspaper Guild’s bargaining committee had asked. The bargaining committee submitted a 35-question list July 15 asking Sun-Times Media about the following … Continue reading
Beth Kramer, a reporter at the Lake County News-Sun, is now working as the Chicago Newspaper Guild’s full-time communications director.