Los Angeles Times reporters and editors are calling for their own publisher and CEO, Ross Levinsohn, to resign or be fired after newly surfaced allegations of misconduct while holding high profile jobs at various media companies.
LOS ANGELES – journalists have voted to unionize for the first time in the newspaper’s 136-year history.
The National Labor Relations Board on Friday announced results of a Jan. 4 newsroom vote.
Reporters, copy editors and other workers voted 248 to 44 for representation by NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America.
The union will now begin negotiating for a contract with owner Tronc Inc.
Tronc, which also owns the , and , says it respects the outcome of the election and looks forward to what it calls “productive conversations with union leadership.”
The vote followed rising discontent with working conditions as the paper slashed jobs and struggled with declining advertising revenues and falling circulation in the face of online competition.