The news and information that Chicago depends on faces an uncertain future, as a New York hedge fund bids to take over the Tribune Publishing, parent company of the Chicago Tribune and newspapers across the city and suburbs. Join the workers of Tribune newspapers across the U.S., and stand up with us to fight for the news coverage our communities need— and deserve.
The Save Local News coalition of NewsGuild of Chicago Tribune Publishing Unions will:
Create a vision for the future of local news in Chicago and our state
Identify the challenges to that vision, and ways to overcome them
Plan for action to work together to get the news our community needs
Media workers under Tribune unanimously want to cover local news important to the diverse communities of Chicago. Tribune Publishing management talks the talk, but under hedge fund ownership, simply does not walk the walk.
Newspapers are under increasing pressures as an industry – and vultures like Alden Global Capital are stripping resources from our papers and communities to line their pockets.
A better future is possible.