Organizing Update

Fort Worth Star Telegram

Journalists at the Fort Worth Star Telegram won voluntary recognition of their union on Monday, becoming the third McClatchy publication to do so this year.

Investigative reporter Nichole Manna said, "We started this effort out of love and only love, to protect and strengthen. Our future has always been bright, but now it's blinding."

Reporter Haley Samsel noted that workers at the Star-Telegram had become the second newsroom in Texas to join the NewsGuild-CWA, following the overwhelming vote in favor of union representation by employees of the Dallas Morning News on Oct. 16. "So proud of all the colleagues who made this possible, and newsroom leadership for recognizing that this was necessary," Samsel said.