We at the Indiana AFL-CIO believe that a strong labor movement is essential for an equitable society. In today’s economy, the rich keep getting richer. We believe that it is the workers who generate that wealth who should reap the benefits.
Which is why we are declaring our support for the workers of The Indianapolis Star, represented by the Indianapolis Newspaper Guild, CWA 34070.
As an organization, we represent nearly 300,000 hardworking Hoosiers across several industries: steelworkers, teachers, electricians, grocery store employees, plumbers, construction workers, and many more. We know the value of solidarity. We know what we can achieve when we stand united.
We were dismayed to hear that the Star’s parent company, Gannett, has been withholding pay raises from their hardworking employees. We were likewise disappointed to hear that Gannett is trying to downgrade the union’s health care options.
We call on Gannett to stop these shameless tactics and to enter into a fair and just contract with IndyStar workers.
Only then will the company have demonstrated its commitment to its readers and customers.
Read more about our fight:
- July: What you need to know about the latest negotiations
- An open letter to Gannett: We want to be treated with basic respect
- May: Gannett tells IndyStar workers it will hold pay raises hostage
- Don’t downgrade our health care: The Guild asks for a fair deal