The Orlando Sentinel journalists' union, the Sentinel Guild, became official on Tuesday, with 81 percent of eligible employees approving.
"The journalists in our newsroom have spoken, deciding overwhelmingly that we deserve a seat at the table to bargain with Tribune and protect the future of local journalism," the union announced on Tuesday.The group now becomes part of the NewsGuild-CWA, the nation's largest union for journalists and news industry employees. Their first action is to keep things the same, for now.
WE WON!! 🎉🎉🎉 The journalists in our newsroom have spoken, deciding overwhelmingly that we deserve a seat at the table to bargain with Tribune and protect the future of local journalism. Sentinel Guild is no longer a dream but a reality. 81% of ballots counted were marked YES.— Sentinel Guild 🍊 (@OS_Guild) May 12, 2020
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