Saturday, June 27, 2015

News Guild to Maine’s governor: Your joke about shooting a cartoonist wasn’t funny

News Guild to Maine’s governor: Your joke about shooting a cartoonist wasn’t funny

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Today in Labor History

Birth of Agnes Nestor, president of the Int’l Glove Workers Union and longtime leader of the Chicago Women's Trade Union League. She began work in a glove factory at age 14 - 1880
Seventeen workers are killed as methane explodes in a water tunnel under construction in Sylmar, Calif. - 1971

Advice for journalists who’ve lost their jobs from journalists who’ve lost their jobs

Advice for journalists who’ve lost their jobs from journalists who’ve lost their jobs

Al Martinez remembered by his wife - LA Observed

Al Martinez remembered by his wife - LA Observed

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tuesday Afternoon in the Blogosphere

Los Angeles City Hall



Soft Censorship is Very Deleterious for Journalism - Editors Weblog

Print-Loving Buffett Ready to Buy More Newspapers - NDTV Profit

Are communities dying as local newspapers wither on the vine? - The Hill

Shaw Media buys Yorkville-based newspapers - Crain's Chicago Business

Should we negotiate a new contract or agree to an extension? - Romenesko

Kasson publisher reflects on family's 52 years in newspapers - Post-Bulletin

WikiLeaks Show Saudi Money Flowed to Newspapers in Canada - Vice News

Tribune Publishing Company Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend - Business Wire


13 newspapers that led with news of the call to take down the Confederate flag

13 newspapers that led with news of the call to take down the Confederate flag

Today in Labor History

Charles Moyer, president of the Western Federation of Miners, goes to Butte, Mont. in an attempt to mediate a conflict between factions of the miner’s local there. It didn’t go well. Gunfight in the union hall killed one man; Moyer and other union officers left the building, which was then leveled in a dynamite blast - 1914
Congress overrides President Harry Truman's veto of the anti-worker Taft-Hartley Act. The law weakened unions and let states exempt themselves from union requirements. Twenty states immediately enacted open shop laws and more followed - 19472015.06.22 history brown.lung
OSHA issues standard on cotton dust to protect 600,000 workers from byssinosis, also known as "brown lung" - 1978
A majority of the 5,000 textile workers at six Fieldcrest Cannon textile plants in Kannapolis, N.C., vote for union representation after an historic 25-year fight - 1999
2015.06.22 history hagenbeck wallace trainwreckJune 22
A total of 86 passengers on a train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus are killed, another 127 injured in a wreck near Hammond, Indiana. Five days later the dead are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park, Ill., in an area set aside as Showmen’s Rest, purchased only a few months earlier by the Showmen’s League of America - 1918
Violence erupted during a coal mine strike at Herrin, Ill. A total of 36 were killed, 21 of them non-union miners - 1922

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Tentative deal in Philly on one of two labor pacts

Tentative deal in Philly on one of two labor pacts

Where's my newspaper this morning? *

My usual routine has been thrown into turmoil this morning, coffee has been brewed, but my Los Angeles Times newspaper is no where to be found. Hopefully the driver will visit my home sometime soon?

* I'm now a happy camper, all three of my newspapers have arrived at 9:30 am this morning.

Daily News photog tweets his layoff - LA Observed

Daily News photog tweets his layoff - LA Observed

Today in Labor History

In England, a compassionate parliament declares that children can't be required to work more than 12 hours a day. And they must have an hour’s instruction in the Christian Religion every Sunday and not be required to sleep more than two in a bed - 18022015.06.15 history molly.maguires
Ten miners accused of being militant "Molly Maguires" are hanged in Pennsylvania. A private corporation initiated the investigation of the 10 through a private detective agency. A private police force arrested them, and private attorneys for the coal companies prosecuted them. "The state provided only the courtroom and the gallows," a judge said many years later - 1877
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds the right of unions to publish statements urging members to vote for a specific congressional candidate, ruling that such advocacy is not a violation of the Federal Corrupt Practices Act - 1948
An estimated 100,000 unionists and other supporters march in solidarity with striking Detroit News and Detroit Free Press newspaper workers - 1997
June 20
Birth of Albert Parsons, Haymarket martyr - 1848
The American Railway Union, headed by Eugene Debs, is founded in Chicago. In the Pullman strike a year later, the union was defeated by federal injunctions and troops, and Debs was imprisoned for violating the injunctions - 18932015.06.15 history ford
Henry Ford recognizes the United Auto Workers, signs contract for workers at River Rouge plant - 1941
Striking African-American auto workers are attacked by KKK, National Workers League, and armed white workers at Belle Isle amusement park in Detroit. Two days of riots follow, 34 people are killed, more than 1,300 arrested - 1943
The Taft-Hartley Labor Management Relations Act, curbing strikes, is vetoed by President Harry S. Truman. The veto was overridden three days later by a Republican-controlled Congress - 1947
Oil began traveling through the Alaska pipeline. Seventy thousand people worked on building the pipeline, history's largest privately-financed construction project - 1977
2015.06.15 history organize.or.die(Organize or Die: Organizing in the construction trades is challenging but essential in order to ensure that living wages, job safety, and fair treatment exist for tradespeople. With a 100 percent focus on the building trades, author Mark Breslin outlines a businesslike strategy for increasing market share.)
Evelyn Dubrow, described by the New York Times as organized labor's most prominent lobbyist at the time of its greatest power, dies at age 95. The Int’l Ladies' Garment Workers Union lobbyist once told the Times that "she trudged so many miles around Capitol Hill that she wore out 24 pairs of her size 4 shoes each year." She retired at age 86 - 2006

Friday, June 19, 2015

A plus and a minus for the LA Times - LA Observed

A plus and a minus for the LA Times - LA Observed

Join us in the Fight Against Hunger

Join us in the Fight Against Hunger

June 1 - June 28, 2015 Food & Fund Drive at 

Local Vons and Albertsons Stores or Click Here

Friday, June 19 Stuff-a-Truck Event

Albertsons
1735 W Artesia Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247


The Food Bank, ABC7 & Vons/Albertsons are teaming up for a month-long "Feed SoCal" hunger awareness campaign and food drive. There are more than 1.7 million who are experiencing hunger in Los Angeles County. The Feed SoCal Food Drive will help the Food Bank get food to those who need it most. 
Throughout the month of June, go to your local Vons, Vons Pavilions or Albertsons store and purchase a $5 bag filled with nutritious shelf-stable food items.
Tell your family, friends and neighbors about the Feed SoCal food drive. Join us in our fight to alleviate hunger throughout Southern California
The "Stuff-A-Truck" event will take place on Friday, June 19
If you can't make it to your local store, make a contribution online HERE or send a check to:
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
1734 E 41st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90058

Twitter is hiring people with ‘newsroom backgrounds’ as real-time curators

Twitter is hiring people with ‘newsroom backgrounds’ as real-time curators

Today in Labor History

Eight-hour work day adopted for federal employees - 1912
AFL President Sam Gompers and Secretary of War Newton Baker sign an agreement establishing a three-member board of adjustment to control wages, hours and working conditions for construction workers employed on government projects. The agreement protected union wage and hour standards for the duration of World War I - 1917
A pioneering sit-down strike is conducted by workers at a General Tire Co. factory in Akron, Ohio. The United Rubber Workers union was founded a year later. The tactic launched a wave of similar efforts in the auto and other industries over the next several years - 1934
2015.06.15 history strike(Strike!: In this brand new, expanded edition of Strike! you can read about the General Tire Co. strike as well as other labor-management conflicts that have occurred over the past 140 years. Here you’ll learn much about workers’ struggle to win a degree of justice, from the workers’ point of view.)
The Women’s Day Massacre in Youngstown, Ohio, when police use tear gas on women and children, including at least one infant in his mother's arms, during a strike at Republic Steel. One union organizer later recalled, "When I got there I thought the Great War had started over again. Gas was flying all over the place and shots flying and flares going up and it was the first time I had ever seen anything like it in my life..." - 1937
ILWU begins a 4-day general strike in sugar, pineapple, and longshore to protest convictions under the anti-communist Smith Act of seven activists, "the Hawaii Seven." The convictions were later overturned by a federal appeals court - 1953
June 182015.06.15 history randolph.roosevelt
Union and civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph and others meet with President Roosevelt about a proposed July 1 March on Washington to protest discrimination in war industries. A week later, Roosevelt orders that the industries desegregate - 1941

June 172015.06.15 history susan.b.anthony
Twenty-one young women and girls making cartridges at the Washington, D.C. arsenal during the Civil War are killed in an accidental explosion. Most of the victims were Irish immigrants. A monument was erected in the Congressional Cemetery, where 17 of the workers were buried - 1864
Susan B. Anthony goes on trial in Canandaigua, N.Y., for casting her ballot in a federal election the previous November, in violation of existing statutes barring women from the vote - 1873
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones leads a rally in Philadelphia to focus public attention on children mutilated in the state's textile mills. Three weeks later the 73-year-old will lead a march to New York City to plead with President Theodore Roosevelt to help improve conditions for the children - 1903
2015.06.15 history majone(The Autobiography of Mother Jones: Mary Harris Jones—“Mother Jones”—was the most dynamic woman ever to grace the American labor movement. Employers and politicians around the turn of the century called her “the most dangerous woman in America” and rebellious working men and women loved her as they never loved anyone else.)
Twelve trade unionists meet in Pittsburgh to launch a drive to organize all steelworkers. It was the birth of the United Steelworkers of America (then called the Steel Workers Organizing Committee). By the end of the year 125,000 workers joined the union in support of its $5-a-day wage demand – 1936
Nine firefighters are killed, eight more injured when a large section of Boston’s Hotel Vendom collapses on them. The firefighters were performing cleanup when the collapse occurred, having successfully fought a fire at the luxury hotel earlier in the day - 1972
June 16
Eight local unions organize the Int’l Fur Workers Union of U.S. and Canada. The union later merged with the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen - 1913
Railroad union leader and socialist Eugene V. Debs speaks in Canton, Ohio, on the relation between capitalism and war. Ten days later he is arrested under the Espionage Act, eventually sentenced to 10 years in jail - 1918
The National Industrial Recovery Act became law, but was later to be declared unconstitutional. It established the right to unionize, set maximum hours and minimum wages for every major industry, abolished sweatshops and child labor. The Wagner Act, in effect today, was approved two years later to legalize unionization - 1933
Inacom Corp., once the world's largest computer dealer, sends most of its 5,100 employees an email instructing them to call a toll-free phone number; when they call, a recorded message announces they have been fired - 2000

History of Juneteenth


Presented by Dr. Shennette Garrett-Scott Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the Allen Public Library. Her program traces the history of Juneteenth events.



Monday, June 15, 2015

John Carroll, 73, former editor of LA Times - LA Observed

John Carroll, 73, former editor of LA Times - LA Observed

Today in Labor History

The Metal Trades Department of what is now the AFL-CIO is founded - 1908
The Congress of Industrial Organizations expels the Fur and Leather Workers union and the American Communications Association for what it describes as communist activities - 1947
2015.06.15 history century.cityBattle of Century City, as police in Los Angeles attack some 500 janitors and their supporters during a peaceful Service Employees Int’l Union demonstration against cleaning contractor ISS. The event generated public outrage that resulted in recognition of the workers' union and spurred the creation of an annual June 15 Justice for Janitors Day - 1990

John Carroll memorial set

Memorial set for Monday, June 22 at 11:00 a.m. in Lexington, KY, according to post on Caring Bridge:
The Struggle is Over
By Lee Carroll 
Six months after the onset of symptoms, John’s unfortunate encounter with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease ended this morning. He was blessed in his lifetime to have a career he loved, friends he cared deeply about and a family who adored and respected him.
The cards, letters, emails and messages he received from all of you were a source of great comfort to him. Thanks to each of you for taking part in supporting him.
There will be a memorial service for John on Monday, June 22 at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington, KY, with a reception following.
A friend sent me the following quote:
"We all die.
The goal is not to live forever.
The goal is to create something that will."
I think that John succeed in doing this.
The John S. Carroll Memorial Fund
The News Literacy Project
5525 Devon Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814
www.thenewsliteracyproject.org
The John Carroll Scholarship
Alice Lloyd College
100 Purpose Road
Pippa Passes, KY 41844
www.alc.edu

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Ex-Los Angeles Times editor John Carroll, 73, dies:

"John S. Carroll, who guided the Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun and Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky to Pulitzer Prizes and who was considered one of the most distinguished and inspiring newspaper editors of his time, died June 14 at his home in Lexington, Ky. He was 73.
"The cause was Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rapidly progressing neurological disorder that was detected in January, said his wife, Lee Carroll."

He guided three newspapers to Pulitzer Prizes and was considered an inspiring force in the newsroom.
WASHINGTONPOST.COM

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Jim Romenesko is retiring, but he’ll still be posting

Jim Romenesko is retiring, but he’ll still be posting

Pete King rejoining the LA Times California staff - LA Observed

Pete King rejoining the LA Times California staff - LA Observed

Jim Romenesko retiring -30

Thank you for checking my latest tweets and occasional posts while I enjoy vacation“retirement.” (I’m still posting to Facebook, too.) Please continue to send your news tips and memos to Jim@JimRomenesko.com. Sorry, but I’m no longer accepting sponsored posts or job ads.


ROMENESKO’S LATEST TWEETS

Today in Labor History

The mayor of Monroe, Mich. organizes a vigilante mob of 1,400 armed with baseball bats and teargas to break the organizing picket line of 200 striking workers at Newton Steel. The line is broken; eight are injured and hospitalized. Sixteen workers' cars were vandalized, five cars overturned, and eight more were dumped into the River Raisin - 1937
U.S. Supreme Court rules in Anderson v. Mt. Clemens Pottery Co. that preliminary work activities, where controlled by the employer and performed entirely for the employer's benefit, are properly included as working time. The decision is known as the "portal to portal case" - 1946
President Kennedy signs a law mandating equal pay to women who are performing the same jobs as men (Equal Pay Act) - 1963
June 09
2015.06.08 history marotHelen Marot is born in Philadelphia to a wealthy family. She went on to organize the Bookkeepers, Stenographers and Accountants Union in New York, and to organize and lead the city's 1909-1910 Shirtwaist Strike. In 1912, she was a member of a commission investigating the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire - 1865
June 8
2015.06.08 history machinists.strike2A battle between the Militia and striking miners at Dunnville, Colo., ended with six union members dead and 15 taken prisoner. Seventy-nine of the strikers were deported to Kansas two days later - 1904
Spectator mine disaster kills 168, Butte, Mont. - 1917
Some 35,000 members of the Machinists union begin what is to become a 43-day strike—the largest in airline history—against five carriers. The mechanics and other ground service workers wanted to share in the airlines’ substantial profits - 1966
New York City drawbridge tenders, in a dispute with the state over pension issues, leave a dozen bridges open, snarling traffic in what the Daily News described as "the biggest traffic snafu in the city's history" - 1971
June 8
2015.06.08 history machinists.strike2A battle between the Militia and striking miners at Dunnville, Colo., ended with six union members dead and 15 taken prisoner. Seventy-nine of the strikers were deported to Kansas two days later - 1904
Spectator mine disaster kills 168, Butte, Mont. - 1917
Some 35,000 members of the Machinists union begin what is to become a 43-day strike—the largest in airline history—against five carriers. The mechanics and other ground service workers wanted to share in the airlines’ substantial profits - 1966
New York City drawbridge tenders, in a dispute with the state over pension issues, leave a dozen bridges open, snarling traffic in what the Daily News described as "the biggest traffic snafu in the city's history" - 1971

George Carlin - The Rothschilds Control America



Crafter of 'Headless Body in Topless Bar' dies at 74 - LA Observed

Crafter of 'Headless Body in Topless Bar' dies at 74 - LA Observed

Wednesday Afternoon in the Blogosphere

Spotted in Lake Elsinore, California over the weekend






Safari will let users block ads on iPhones and iPads - Nieman Lab

NY Times Lowers Dependence on Traditional Advertising - Zacks

Tribune Media Company Analyst Rating Update - The Daily Rover

Woman delivering newspapers run over by another carrier - KING5

Tribune Publishing’s ‘company’ page is written in Lorem ipsum - Poynter

Investigations editor leaves LA Times after less than a year - LAObserved

Ok, Gannett and Lee Enterprises, You need to stop laying off copy editors - Romenesko

Moberly newspaper dropping carriers in favor of postal delivery - Columbia Daily Tribune


Dispatch Printing Company agrees to sell publishing assets

Dispatch Printing Company agrees to sell publishing assets

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Here’s a look at how ONA15 is shaping up

Here’s a look at how ONA15 is shaping up

Today in Labor History

Militia sent to Cripple Creek, Colo., to suppress Western Federation of Miners strike - 1904
Sole performance of Pageant of the Paterson (N.J.) Strike, created and performed by 1,000 mill workers from the silk industry strike, New York City - 1913
Striking textile workers battle police in Gastonia, N.C. Police Chief O.F. Aderholt is accidentally killed by one of his own officers. Six strike leaders are convicted of “conspiracy to murder” and are sentenced to jail for from five to 20 years - 1929
Founding convention of the United Food and Commercial Workers. The merger brought together the Retail Clerks Int’l Union and the Amalgamated Meatcutters and Butcher Workmen of North America - 19792015.06.01 history meetings
(Parliamentary Procedure and Effective Union Meetings: You couldn’t have an effective convention if no one knew how to conduct a meeting. This is a very helpful guide for how to run or participate in a union meeting—not just the formal procedures, but the realities, like how to set an agenda, how to deal with people who just love to hear themselves speak and how to boost attendance, for example.)
The United Steelworkers and the Sierra Club announce the formation of a strategic alliance to pursue a joint public policy agenda under the banner of Good Jobs, A Clean Environment, and A Safer World - 2006
June 06
The U.S. Employment Service was created - 1933
2015.06.01 history lansing.strikeA general strike by some 12,000 autoworkers and others in Lansing, Mich., shuts down the city for a month in what was to become known as the city’s “Labor Holiday.” The strike was precipitated by the arrest of nine workers, including the wife of the auto workers local union president: The arrest left three children in the couple’s home unattended - 1937
U.S. President Harry S. Truman and American Federation of Musicians President James Petrillo perform a piano duet at the union’s convention in Asbury Park, N.J. - 1948
Labor Party founding convention opens in Cleveland, Ohio - 1996
June 05
Thirty-five members of the Teamsters, concerned about the infiltration of organized crime in the union and other issues, meet in Cleveland to form Teamsters for a Democratic Union - 19762015.06.01 history auditing
(Auditing Local Union Financial Records: Financial misdeeds can be avoided when proper procedures are in place. This easy-to-understand little book is a must-have for every local union trustee and auditor. In the author’s words, it will "provide local union trustees and auditors with the know-how and confidence they need to spot problems so they can be promptly reported and corrected.")
A strike begins at a General Motors Corp. parts factory in Flint, Mich., that spreads and ultimately forces the closure of GM plants across the country for seven weeks. The Flint workers were protesting the removal of key dies from their plant and feared their jobs would be lost. The company ended the dispute by assuring the plant would remain open until at least the year 2000 - 1998
June 04
Massachusetts becomes the first state to establish a minimum wage - 1912
2015.06.01 history aflcio.headqrtsThe House of Representatives approves the Taft-Hartley Act. The legislation allows the president of the United States to intervene in labor disputes. President Truman vetoed the law but was overridden by Congress - 1947
The AFL-CIO opens its new headquarters building, in view of the White House - 1956
Gov. Jerry Brown signs the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act, the first law in the U.S. giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights. The legislation came after years of effort by the United Farm Workers union - 1975
June 03
Int’l Ladies Garment Workers Union founded - 1900
A federal child labor law, enacted two years earlier, was declared unconstitutional - 19182015.06.01 history fed.emp.laws
(The Essential Guide To Federal Employment Laws, 4th edition: Find out what federal laws are on the books in this well-indexed book, updated in 2013, which offers the full text of 20 federal laws affecting workers’ lives, along with plain-English explanations of each. An entire chapter is devoted to each law, explaining what is allowed and prohibited and what businesses must comply.)
More than 1,000 Canadian men, working at “Royal Twenty Centers” established by the Canadian government to provide work for single, unemployed homeless males during the Great Depression, begin an “On to Ottawa Trek” to protest conditions at the camps. They were being paid 20 cents a day plus food and shelter to build roads, plant trees and construct public buildings - 1935

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Service for Dan Rickley

Dear family and friends,
As promised in Monday's announcement, arrangements for Dan Rickley's memorial have been made. Services will be held on Thursday, June 11th at 1:00 p.m., Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary. The address is 3888 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, CA 90601.
The specific location for Dan's memorial service is the Hillside Chapel, and to get there please use Rose Hills Gate 17. (If you are at Rose Hills Gate 1, proceed southwest on Workman Mill Road. After two miles, turn left into Gate 17 and follow the Hillside Chapel signs.)
Thanks very much.
The Rickley Family

More cuts in The Denver Post newsroom

More cuts in The Denver Post newsroom

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

NYT has implemented every suggestion in the innovation report, chairman says

NYT has implemented every suggestion in the innovation report, chairman says

More on those big changes at Medium

More on those big changes at Medium

Today in Labor History

Twenty-six journeymen printers in Philadelphia stage the trade’s first strike in America over wages: a cut in their $6 weekly pay - 1786.
2015.06.01 history trumanA constitutional amendment declaring that "Congress shall have power to limit, regulate, and prohibit the labor of persons under eighteen years of age" was approved by the Senate today, following the lead of the House five weeks earlier. But only 28 state legislatures ever ratified the amendment—the last three in 1937—so it has never taken effect - 1924
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President Harry Truman acted illegally when he ordered the Army to seize the nation’s steel mills to avert a strike - 1952
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America and Textile Workers Union of America merge to form Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union - 1976

Monday, June 01, 2015

Circulation revenue passes ad revenue for first time

"For 2014, circulation generated $92 billion compared to $87 billion for advertising according to a world press trends survey released as WAN-IFRA begins its annual World Congress meeting in Washington."
“' The basic assumption of the news business model — the subsidy that advertisers have long provided to news content — is gone…,' Larry Kilman, secretary-general of WAN-IFRA, commented in a release."
"Despite strong growth in digital subscriptions and advertising, print still provides 93 percent of revenues."
"A total of 2.7 billion people read newspapers in print and another 770 million on desktop digital platforms. "
"A breakdown of average daily time spent with various media:
Smartphone — 97 minutes.
Tablet — 37 minutes.
Television — 81 minutes.
Desktop — 70 minutes.
Radio — 44 minutes.
Print — 33 minutes."

- Brett Levy


Steve Hensch says goodbye to Los Angeles Times

Sent: Monday, June 01, 2015 4:09 PM
To: yyeditlocal
Subject: Farewell message on behalf of Steve Hensch

This is from Steve hensch, who retired Thursday.

Thanks, everyone, for the great sendoff, gifts, kind words and page Thursday. And thanks for 27 years of stories big and small, camaraderie and comedy, teamwork and tension, exhilaration and exhaustion.
I won't pretend that every single day was an unalloyed pleasure. Some were at best alloyed pleasures. But I wouldn't change any of them. I will miss you and I wish you the best.

Steve

Monday Afternoon in the Blogosphere

Charisma Church in Pomona, California



Cutting the 'news' out of the 'newspaper' - The Missoulian

Production: Dealing with Out-of-Spec Inserts - Editor and Publisher

The Sun Sentinel made digital a priority. So how’s it going? - Poynter

Austin Beutner: Changing the way we do Business - Los Angeles Times

Finalists of the 57th SoCal Journalism Awards 2015 - Los Angeles Press Club

Media CEOs dominate ranks of highest-paid executives - Smudged Newsprint

Who Wins, Who Loses in a Philly Newspaper Strike? - Philadelphia Magazine

St. Paul Pioneer Press, you should find a way to keep this proud carrier - Romenesko

Digital First Media strikes deal with Gannett to swap newspapers - Contra Costa Times

Time spent reading newspapers worldwide falls over 25% in four years - The Guardian


‘The million-dollar question’: What gets millennial readers to care?

‘The million-dollar question’: What gets millennial readers to care?

Today in Labor History

2015.06.01 history mary.kenney.osullivanThe Ladies Federal Labor Union Number 2703, based in Illinois, was granted a charter from the American Federation of Labor. Women from a wide range of occupations were among the members, who ultimately were successful in coalescing women’s groups interested in suffrage, temperance, health, housing and child labor reform to win state legislation in these areas - 1888
Union Carpenters win a 25¢-per-day raise, bringing wages for a 9-hour day to $2.50 - 1898
Congress passes the Erdman Act, providing for voluntary mediation or arbitration of railroad disputes and prohibiting contracts that discriminate against union labor or release employers from legal liability for on-the-job injuries – 1898
Nearly 3,500 immigrant miners begin Clifton-Morenci, Ariz., copper strike - 1903
Some 12,500 longshoremen strike the Pacific coast, from San Diego to Bellingham, Wash. Demands included a closed shop and a wage increase to 55¢ an hour for handling general cargo - 1916
As many as 60,000 railroad shopmen strike to protest cuts in wages - 19222015.06.01 history railroad.shopmen
Extinguishing the light of hope in the hearts and aspirations of workers around the world, the Mexican government abolishes siestas—a mid-afternoon nap and work break which lengthened the work day but got people through brutally hot summer days - 1944
Farm workers under the banner of the new United Farm Workers Organizing Committee strike at Texas’s La Casita Farms, demand $1.25 as a minimum hourly wage - 1966
Dakota Beef meatpackers win 7-hour sit-down strike over speed-ups, St. Paul, Minn. - 2000
General Motors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The filing made the automaker the largest U.S. industrial company to enter bankruptcy protection. It went on to recover thanks to massive help from the UAW and the federal government - 2009