Organizing Update

Southern Illinoisan

Newsroom employees of The Southern Illinoisan voted unanimously to join the United Media Guild/NewsGuild-CWA Local 36047.

"I'm excited to take the next step in our newsroom, earning a bigger voice at The Southern Illinoisan," said Todd Hefferman, a sports reporter at the newspaper. "Today is a big win for local journalism."
The Southern Illinoisan joins the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune and Missoula (Montana) Independent as Lee Enterprises-owned newspapers with a union voice at work.