Support The Herald’s news staff in seeking unionization

Over the last few decades there has been a sad decline in an important community resource: community journalism.

News journalists at The Herald have recently taken positive steps to provide continuity and stability to news reporting here. They have petitioned to form a union. They ask for a voice in shaping and improving their working conditions in order to continue to tell the important stories we all need to hear about events in our communities.

Sound Publishing declined to recognize their majority request for recognition. It will now proceed to an NLRB monitored vote. So be it.

All of us should support their efforts to rescue, rebuild and improve this vital source of information important to us all.

I say we tell Sound Publishing to refrain from any interference in this process and, in fact to encourage it.

Reliable, straightforward, objective local news reporting is an essential contributor to our quality of life.

Support The Herald’s news staff in their efforts.

Randall Downey

Marysville

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