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.
With alt-weekly newspapers shutting down across the country, unionized Chicago Reader staff seek to buck the trend, negotiate first collective agreement.
Chicago teachers went on strike to protest Bruce Rauner and the budget crisis, which threatens public schools and state universities.
"Work-related shootings are not uncommon; we in the media sector are gravely concerned about this issue and committed to helping build safe workplaces."
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.
After almost eight decades as The Newspaper Guild, delegates to the union's convention voted to officially change its name to The NewsGuild.
"Our newsroom/editorial office erupted with cheers; it felt like winning a Pulitzer, but without the champagne."
The measure would have removed a roadblock growers use to prevent contracts with workers, primarily represented by UFW, from taking effect.
"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."
Common Sense explained the need for immediate independence from the British Empire.