December 4, 2017 Last Updated 12:47 pm

Los Angeles Times newsroom organizing committee files with NLRB to hold union vote

‘We have a strong majority of union authorization cards from the newsroom and that number continues to grow,’ the organizing committee said today

The Los Angeles Times Guild Organizing Committee has filed with the National Labor Relations Board for an election to be held early next year to have the NewsGuild-CWA represent the newsroom. The Tronc-owned daily has traditionally been non-union, with a couple of decades ago its Hearst competitor was unionized.

“We have a strong majority of union authorization cards from the newsroom and that number continues to grow,” the organizing committee said today. “With such substantial support, we’d like to take this opportunity to formally ask Tronc to voluntarily recognize our union.”

“We have a strong majority of union authorization cards from the newsroom and that number continues to grow. With such substantial support, we’d like to take this opportunity to formally ask Tronc to voluntarily recognize our union.”

In 2000, The Tribune Company acquired the Times from the Chandler family. Since then The Tribune Company went through a bankruptcy, split into two companies with print become Tribune Publishing, and then had an ownership struggle which resulted in Michael W. Ferro, Jr. becoming majority owner and the company once again changing its name, this time to the lampoon-able Tronc.

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