Post-Gazette Byline Strike Will Determine #PA18 Race & Immigration Coverage – 84% White Newsrooms Playing Into DACA Defeat – W.V. Teachers Strike

This week’s Payday goes out to our 150 reporters at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, members of the Pittsburgh NewsGuild, who are currently engaged in a byline strike. The union has also filed unfair labor practices charges with the National Labor Relations Board claiming that the Post-Gazette’s owner, Toledo-based Block Communications, has unilaterally imposed health care costs on the union outside of the scope of collective bargaining.

Politico Warned Reporters on Talking Race – Unionize ESPN?!?!?! – UNC Shutters Civil Rights Center

“Sure, management says you can talk about race, but then they warn us about it getting too partisan,” said one reporter, who spoke to Payday on condition of anonymity out of fear of retaliation. “The effect is that no one is gonna talk about race because no one wants to risk losing their job. We got enough to do, who wants to worry about a tweet offending management?”

Nissan Promoted Hundreds of Temps to Swing Vote – Littler Mendelson Did Union Busting Job – UAW Prez Talks Embezzlement Scandal

In interviews with workers, it has become clear that Nissan promoted hundreds of temporary workers to full-time “pathway” status in the months leading up to the union election. Many workers complain that the new “pathway” employees were tough to organize since many of the workers felt a debt of gratitude to management for promoting them.