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Dallas Morning News staff unionizing

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Twirling Time, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

  2. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Welp, this is a well-known journalism outlet, and obviously none of them feel strongly enough to chime in on it, so see y'all working in Waxahachie.
     
  3. SoloFlyer

    SoloFlyer Well-Known Member

    To be fair, how many SJ members are working journalists anymore?
     
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  4. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

    I mean... cool. DMN organized. They join many newsrooms across the country fighting back against management. This is only an announcement. The better news will be if they actually pass a vote and the organization recognizes the union as a legitimate entity.
     
  5. Mngwa

    Mngwa Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure how much teeth a union has if they organize now. How do you force a company into concessions when your workforce is small , fragmented and there are hundreds of other journalist s desperate for jobs?
     
  6. Legacy

    Legacy New Member

    Power to the people - even sportswriters!
     
  7. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Jacksonville, Palm Beach and Orlando have formed guilds and the vote in each case was in excess of 75 percent in favor. That's pretty significant in a right to work state like Florida.
    There are ways you can bug management. Just the fact that you organized pisses them off. You can also slow-play layoffs by demanding to see their financials and force them to try to come up with other areas they can cut costs. At least it's a middle finger in their direction and the knowledge that there are guild lawyers at the national level willing to make a phone call to the NLRB.
     
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  8. BurnsWhenIPee

    BurnsWhenIPee Well-Known Member

    And remember the paper in Missouri that voted to unionize, and shortly after they did, they laid a couple of people off, then had to undo that and keep them because it was a violation of labor law.

    Those 2 people probably think forming a union - without even having an agreement with the company - can pay dividends.
     
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