Whereas, the public health crisis posed by COVID-19 has had unprecedented effects on the global economy, which have struck hard at the revenues that support the operations of newspapers and other news organizations in Chicago and across the world.
Whereas, news organizations are providing vitally important information to our readers in cities and towns across the United States amid this crisis but have drastically less revenue to support their operations.
Whereas, TNG-CWA has formulated a plan to secure financial support for the newspaper industry to benefit the workers, preserve journalistic independence, and enforce transparency on newspaper owners.
Therefore, be it resolved:
The Chicago News Guild Executive Board supports the TNG-CWA plan to revitalize the newspaper industry and the union’s efforts to bring that plan about and secure the future for our members.
Approved, March 30, 2020
Chicago News Guild Executive Board Local 34071