Tronc's agreement to voluntarily recognize the union at The Virginian-Pilot and the Daily Press came just 10 days after the Tidewater Media Guild formally asked the company to do so.
An Denver Post employee holds up a sign during a rally against the paper's ownership group, Alden Global Capital, on May 8 outside the paper's office. A series of layoffs have slashed the paper's newsroom staff.
Tronc cited financial pressures in gutting the New York Daily News, a major force in local coverage. It has won Pulitzer Prizes and been a thorn in President Trump's side.
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Community members Carol Geithner, left, and Yasemine Jamison take part in a candlelight vigil near the Capital Gazette, the day after a gunman killed five people inside the newspaper's building in Annapolis.
According to labor organizers, Tronc has agreed to recognize three separate bargaining units within the same union at its Chicago-area publications, including the Chicago Tribune.
In May 2013, 142 newsroom employees of The Denver Post posed for a photo after the newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Aurora theater shooting in 2012. This illustration shows the original staff members who remain in April 2018.
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Arthur Gregg (A.G.) Sulzberger will become publisher of The New York Times on Jan. 1. He'll be the sixth in the Ochs-Sulzberger family to serve in the role.
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Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks to garment workers during a visit to a factory outside Phnom Penh on Aug. 30. His government has slapped the English-language Cambodia Daily with a $6.3 million tax bill and ordered it to pay by Sept. 4. If it doesn't, Hun Sen said, it should "pack up and go."
The state Capitol in Denver in December. The Grand Junction Sentinel has threatened to sue state Sen. Ray Scott after the lawmaker accused the paper of spreading "fake news."
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