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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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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. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Tronc Slashes 'New York Daily News' Staff By Half

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In this Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, pharmaceuticals billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong waves as he arrives in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. Soon-Shiong will take over the L.A. Times on Monday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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New 'LA Times' Owner Wants To Compete With 'New York Times' And 'Washington Post'

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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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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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Ross Levinsohn (right), with his frequent business collaborator, James Heckman, at a 2014 iHeartRadio party at CES in Las Vegas. They are accompanied by Heckman's wife, Emilia. Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Clear Channel hide caption

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