How often do you think about the workers that make this newspaper?
Behind the essential local news coverage of The Herald are reporters, editors, photographers, page designers, and web producers. They work hard every day to deliver us news about Snohomish County.
But these journalists at The Herald are facing the same problems many of us are facing: low wages, long hours, and a lack of a voice to improve their working conditions. And they deserve better.
That’s why they are organizing a union. About 95 percent of newsroom employees signed union cards. But when they requested recognition from their employer, Sound Publishing declined.
Now they’re moving forward with a union election monitored by the National Labor Relations Board. Sound Publishing must not interfere. And we as readers should fully support Herald journalists’ efforts to unionize.
It’s thanks to their hard work that this paper continues to deliver the news, and it’s well past time that they had a voice at the table.
Support The Herald’s workers in their effort to unionize.