Organizing Update

South Bend Tribune

Journalists at the South Bend Tribune voted to join the NewsGuild-CWA on Wednesday, adding momentum to the wave of union organizing at Gannett-owned publications and throughout the industry. The South Bend Tribune is the third Gannett-owned newsroom to win union recognition in less than four months, following the Arizona Republic and Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader

The three new Gannett units join 32 long-established units at what has become the largest chain in the industry, following the company's merger with GateHouse Media in November.

"This union is us, we are the reporters, photographers, designers, and editors that bring Michiana the highest quality news we can," said Michael Caterina, Tribune photographer. "This union will give us, the people that live here, a seat at the table when it comes to our employment."