The Los Angeles Times Guild rightfully harped on its parent company’s astronomical executive pay during its successful union drive in the final months of 2017. Now, the emboldened union is using its megaphone to highlight pay disparities within its own newsroom.
The list of reasons given by legacy publishing executives for why their companies are in decline is familiar. Print advertising imploded. Facebook and Google are too dominant. Employees are averse to change. Kids these days don’t read like they used to. Fake news. The list goes on.
Michael Ferro, a human spigot of poorly conceived ideas, announced on Monday that he’s stepping down as chairman of tronc (formerly Tribune) after two terrible and incompetent years running the storied newspaper publisher.
Less than one month after staff members voted overwhelmingly to unionize the Los Angeles Times, the newspaper’s owners, tronc, are reportedly preparing to sell the publication to a Southern California billionaire doctor and major tronc shareholder.
The staff of the Los Angeles Times has overwhelmingly voted to unionize after a months-long campaign that faced intense opposition from both the paper’s management and owners.
NPR reports that media conglomerate tronc is investigating newly installed Los Angeles Times Publisher Ross Levinsohn after the public media outlet published detailed allegations of sexual harassment at his previous jobs.
The media conglomerate tronc has been fighting to bust the union drive at its flagship newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, for months. Meanwhile, tronc chairman Michael Ferro has been writing checks to his own consulting firm and looking at designs for a swanky new office for the newspaper in downtown LA.
Workers at the Los Angeles Times want to unionize. The newspaper’s bosses, however, do not want that to happen. Gee, wonder why!
They say that journalism is a calling. Noble as that may seem, part of the job is sitting through advance screenings of films like Thor: Ragnarok to inform readers whether it’s worth their time and money. That mission is particularly important for The Los Angeles Times, given LA’s position at the heart of the…
A majority of newsroom staffers at the Los Angeles Times, the country’s fourth-largest newspaper by circulation, have signed cards in support of representation by NewsGuild, they announced on Wednesday. The staffers are now asking tronc, the paper’s Chicago-based parent company, to voluntary recognize the union.