Wednesday, August 22, 2007
The Guild will attempt to organize newsroom workers at MediaNews Group's Contra Costa Times in the wake of the company's decision to decertify the union at the ANG newspapers, the East Bay Express reports. Carl Hall, a San Francisco Chronicle reporter and rep for the Northern California Media Workers Guild, says the union is also fighting the company's attempt at decertification by filing grievances with the National Labor Relations Board. Hall is quoted as saying the company may have deliberately depleted its ANG unit over several months while expanding operations at the nonunion papers in order to take away their union status prior to the merger.
Posted by San Francisco Peninsula Press Club at 11:16 AM