Employees at the L.A. Times won a big victory when they voted to form a union with NewsGuild-CWA at the end of January. Now, a new report compiled by the L.A. Times Guild based on data that members requested from the company during the collective bargaining process shows that L.A. Times parent company Tronc is underpaying women and journalists of color.
According to an analysis of newsroom salary data, among journalists at The Times of all ages and job titles, women and people of color make less than white men. On average, women of color in the L.A. Times’ bargaining unit make less than 70 cents for every dollar earned by a white man.
The analysis shows significant and persistent gaps even when comparing women and people of color to their male and white peers in the same jobs with similar experience.