Organizing Update

The Morning Call

Reporters, photographers, copy editors, and other staff at The Morning Call, a newspaper based in Allentown, Pa., are asking parent company Tribune Publishing Company to voluntarily recognize their union with NewsGuild-CWA.

Morning Call employees said in a statement this week that forming a union "will ensure journalists have a voice in the workplace to preserve jobs and advocate for their ability to serve the community." 

Morning Call employees have been concerned about stagnant wages, staff cuts, and increasing workloads since Tribune Publishing acquired the newspaper in 2000. A recent round of buyouts has left the newsroom with even fewer journalists to cover a large and diverse area.

Members of The Morning Call Guild celebrate the announcement of their union organizing campaign.