Organizing Update

Omaha World-Herald 

Workers at the Omaha World-Herald voted overwhelmingly to form a union with NewsGuild-CWA.

The paper's parent company, Omaha-based BH Media Group, is owned by billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway company.

Workers launched their organizing drive to preserve quality journalism and the paper's local flavor amid financial challenges faced by newspapers across the country and in the wake of downsizing in recent months by BH Media. Many newsroom employees have gone ten years with no raises, and more than a dozen were laid off or took early retirement in February and August as part of downsizing by BH Media.