SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Some journalists in Springfield are working to form a union and say they want to make sure they have a voice in discussions about their future.
The news staff at the Springfield News-Leader is filing a card to call for a vote to establish a union called the “Springfield News Guild.”
A release from the Springfield news guild says they want to negotiate a contract with their parent company that includes fair wages and benefits.
They also say they want to have a seat at the table when the company orders layoffs or cost-cutting measures.
Late last year, the News-Leader’s parent company, Gannett, merged with Gatehouse Media.
We reached out to the company, and have not received a response.