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Courier & Press Staff Unionizing

John Gibson
The building that's home to the Evansville Courier and Press at Walnut St. and Heidelbach Ave.

Journalists say Gannett has reduced the size of the newsroom with no promises of new hiring or pay raises

Journalists at the Evansville Courier and Press are forming a union. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

The group of journalists cites slashed resources and jobs -- and the prospect that nothing will change without action.

Since Gannett bought the newspaper in 2016, the newsroom has become a fraction of its former size -- but the reporters say the care and effort shown by the remaining staff has not wavered.

They say there’s no indication from Gannett of any new hiring or pay raises.

Evansville News Guild will become a bargaining unit of TNG-CWA Local 34070.

The bargaining unit also represents workers of the Indianapolis News Guild and Courier Journal Guild.

The NewsGuild is part of the Communications Workers of America, which calls itself the largest communications and media labor union in the U.S.

WNIN News has reached out to Gannett for a reaction.