Monday, June 16, 2008

One big Bay Area union!

Congratulations to the folks at Bay Area Newspaper Group, who voted on Friday to unionize their newspapers.

The vote means about 200 reporters, copy editors, clerks and editorial employees at the Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times and East Bay newspapers will be covered by the Northern California Media Workers Guild. They'll begin negotiations on their first contract with MediaNews management soon.

This is a big win for workers there, who had organized in order to ensure greater employee input as MediaNews seeks to consolidate operations at the Bay Area newspapers.

You can learn more about the vote and background, but in the meantime, here's a big hurrah for the guild and workers in the Bay Area.


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