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"Lakeland Ledger" newsroom staff vote to join News Guild-CWA

The staff hand-signed and posted an open letter saying they want to work for a quality newspaper, but the corporation mandated layoffs and unfilled positions.

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Tenacious Chicago Reader staff buckles in for arduous negotiations

With alt-weekly newspapers shutting down across the country, unionized Chicago Reader staff seek to buck the trend, negotiate first collective agreement.

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For these new Chicago teachers, April 1 strike was all about students

Chicago teachers went on strike to protest Bruce Rauner and the budget crisis, which threatens public schools and state universities.

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Media unions “heartsick” over journalists murdered doing their job

"Work-related shootings are not uncommon; we in the media sector are gravely concerned about this issue and committed to helping build safe workplaces."

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Mexico: media unions condemn murder of Ruben Espinosa

Media unions condemned the murder of Mexican photojournalist Ruben Espinosa Becerril, after Mexico City's mayor vowed there would be no impunity for his killers.

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Newspaper Guild changes name to NewsGuild, re-elects Lunzer

After almost eight decades as The Newspaper Guild, delegates to the union's convention voted to officially change its name to The NewsGuild.

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People's World wins three labor media awards

"Our newsroom/editorial office erupted with cheers; it felt like winning a Pulitzer, but without the champagne."

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Calif. Gov. Brown vetoes pro-farmworker bill

The measure would have removed a roadblock growers use to prevent contracts with workers, primarily represented by UFW, from taking effect.

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Media’s role in building movements a big topic at CPUSA Convention

"There's an aspect of capitalist development that is introducing problems in areas of education, including reading, and that's forced us into something of a crisis."

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Today In labor history: "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine is published

Common Sense explained the need for immediate independence from the British Empire.

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