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Bargaining Update Around CWA - South Bend Tribune

South Bend Tribune

Journalists at the South Bend Tribune (NewsGuild-CWA Local 34071) in Indiana have reached a historic two-year collective bargaining agreement—the first since newsroom staff voted to form a union in 2020. Under the agreement, the company has committed to filling long-vacant positions, and workers will receive raises, among other benefits.

"Across the board, I think it's about a 14 percent [raise]. Some people are higher. Some people are lower," said unit member Gayle Bell of Local 34071. "So we were really pleased with that. We feel like we got good jurisdiction language, good layoff language."

The South Bend Tribune is owned by Gannett, the nation’s largest newspaper chain. The NewsGuild-CWA represents approximately 1,400 workers at Gannett papers across 50 bargaining units.


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