Organizing Update

Dallas Morning News and Al Día Dallas

With a strong majority of workers backing the effort, newsroom employees at The Dallas Morning News and Al Día Dallas asked their parent company, A.H. Belo,. to recognize the Dallas News Guild as a unit of The NewsGuild-CWA. The Dallas News Guild would cover more than 100 journalists across all departments of the newsroom.

Dave Tarrant, a longtime Morning News reporter, said, “We are under no illusions about the difficulties faced by newspapers today. We believe that by uniting as partners with management, we can keep the paper and its many platforms alive and serve our readers and audiences across Texas and beyond in meaningful ways for years to come.”

Send an email to management, demanding they recognize these workers.

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ACLU of Kansas

Staffers at the ACLU of Kansas won union recognition on July 20 after management of the organization dropped its anti-union campaign and agreed to allow a neutral party to verify support for the union. The procedure, known as “card check,” showed unanimous support for the ACLU of Kansas United, which will become part of the United Media Guild/TNG-CWA Local 36047.

In June, the workers announced their plans to form a union and were stunned when management of the pro-civil liberties organization hired an anti-union law firm to thwart their efforts. Management relented after union supporters mounted a pressure campaign urging the organization to live up to its values.