Organizing Update

Hartford Courant

Workers at the Hartford Courant, the oldest continuously run U.S. newspaper, have won voluntary recognition for their union from ownership company Tribune Publishing. Workers organized in response to decisions coming from out-of-town corporate managers who have little regard for their local communities, and deepening cuts to their resources and standards.

The approximately 60 reporters, editors, and photographers will make up two bargaining units – a 52-person unit at the Hartford Courant unit and a 7-person unit at Courant Community, with an agreement to bargain jointly with the two units. The units will be represented by the Providence Newspaper Guild/CWA Local 34071.


Workers at the Hartford Courant, the oldest continuously run U.S. newspaper, have won voluntary recognition for their union.