Journalists at Star-News, 10 Other Southern California Daily Newspapers Announce Plans to Unionize

first_img Make a comment Top of the News 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Journalists at Star-News, 10 Other Southern California Daily Newspapers Announce Plans to Unionize STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 2:29 pm HerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Business Newscenter_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Journalists with the Southern California News Group, which owns the Pasadena Star-News, announced Wednesday their plan to unionize at 11 daily newspapers and more than a dozen weekly publications.Nearly three-fourths of the newspapers’ non-management editorial employees — including reporters, photographers, designers, copy editors and online editors — have signed authorization cards that will be submitted to the National Labor Relations Board in a petition for a union election.The journalists’ union, the SCNG Guild, will be a unit of the Media Guild of the West, a local of The NewsGuild-CWA. MGW represents hundreds of journalists at the Los Angeles Times, the Arizona Republic and other news outlets.The journalists of the SCNG Guild are eager to better serve their communities across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Most newsrooms have endured pay cuts, with some employees going a decade or more without raises. SCNG newsrooms are stretched thin through layoffs and attrition.“Our journalists have labored for years under increasingly difficult conditions. We intend to reverse that trend,” the guild said in its mission statement.“Readers need the services we provide more than ever,” the statement reads. “Our online traffic is surging, and our digital subscriptions are up. The public is clamoring for information that can help them and their families stay healthy and safe.”The news group includes the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, the Riverside Press-Enterprise, the Long Beach Press-Telegram, the Torrance Daily Breeze, the San Bernardino Sun, the Pasadena Star-News, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the Whittier Daily News and the Redlands Daily Facts.The papers attract an online audience of 17.6 million monthly unique visitors, according to the company, and some 451,000 Sunday print subscribers.The company is owned by Alden Global Capital’s MediaNews Group. The New York-based hedge fund is known for slashing newsroom budgets to the bone. Last week, Alden Global announced a $630 million deal to buy Tribune Publishing newspapers, even as it refuses to invest in its own newsrooms.“The Southern California News Group likes to say that ‘Local. News. Matters,’” said reporter Josh Cain, SCNG Guild organizing committee member. “But hollowing out our newsrooms with layoffs and attrition does not improve our ability to cover the news. Buying up every local paper in Southern California, cutting its staff to the bone and covering the same number of communities with even fewer resources does not help our readers. We want to save local news, and organizing will help us do that.”Ten of SCNG’s daily newspapers and some of its weekly editions are more than a century old. (the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the youngster of the group, was established in 1955.) By unionizing, journalists are looking to stave off further cuts, “while providing a framework for allowing our newspapers to thrive,” according to their mission statement. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img

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