On Wednesday, September 27, just after 5
p.m., an elated Dawn Hobbs announced the result of
the News-Press staffers calls to unionize: It was a
resounding 85 percent “yes,” with 33 newsroom employees voting to
be represented by the Teamsters in hopes of re-establishing
journalistic ethics at the embattled paper.
Although six did vote
against unionizing–their names were not announced or known–it
seemed the major faces of the paper were smiling in glee at the
news, from Starshine Roshell and Melinda
Burns to Barney McManigal and
Thomas Schultz. More news and photos to come soon
on this developing story.