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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. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters hide caption

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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. Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Under Pressure, Tronc Recognizes 'Chicago Tribune' Union

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Organizers of a newsroom union at the Chicago Tribune have given the Tribune's parent company, Tronc, a day to voluntarily recognize the guild and start to negotiate a contract. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Newsroom To 'Chicago Tribune': With 85 Percent Backing, We Have Votes For Union

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Journalists at the Chicago Tribune say they want to unionize to secure better pay and resources to fulfill their mission. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees union, or AFSCME, listen to a council executive speak about conditions at state prisons and detention centers in Illinois. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Hears Fiery Arguments In Case That Could Gut Public Sector Unions

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The Service Trades Council Union, a six-union coalition representing 38,000 Disney World workers, says what The Walt Disney Co. is doing is illegal. Handout/Getty Images hide caption

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Disney Says Promised Bonus Depends On Workers Signing Wage Contract

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Yale graduate student instructors (from left) Kelly Goodman, Robin Canavan and Gwen Prowse block an intersection in downtown New Haven, Conn., on May 11, to protest what they say is the university's inaction on sexual harassment. Local 33-Unite Here hide caption

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At Yale, Protests Mark A Fight To Recognize Union For Grad Students

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Two 787 Dreamliner aircraft are seen at the Boeing production facilities in 2012 in North Charleston, S.C. This week, Boeing workers in South Carolina will vote whether to unionize. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Years In The Making, Effort To Unionize S.C. Boeing Workers Comes To A Vote

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A demonstrator appeared outside the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas last September, during a protest by the Culinary Workers Union. John Locher/AP hide caption

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As President, Trump Will Appoint Labor Board That Regulates His Hotels

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Cesar Chavez, the head of the United Farm Workers Union, calls for the resignation of Walter Kintz, the first legal counsel for the state Agriculture Labor Relations Board, in Sacramento, Calif., on Sept. 16, 1975. Chavez's efforts in California culminated in landmark legislation that protected the rights of the state's farmworkers and created the ALRB. AP hide caption

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Verizon workers picket outside one of the company's facilities in Philadelphia Wednesday. Verizon landline and cable workers on the East Coast walked off the job Wednesday morning after little progress in negotiations since their contract expired nearly eight months ago. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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