Employees at The Dallas Morning News and Al Dia Dallas are moving to form a union.
“With a majority of staff backing the effort, a delegation of newsroom employees at The Dallas Morning News in solidarity with our sister publication Al Día Dallas officially asked A.H. Belo Co. to recognize the Dallas News Guild as a unit of The NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America,” said a statement from the guild.
This would be the first major newspaper newsroom in the right-to-work state to unionize in recent history, says the guild.
Organizers with the union requested voluntary recognition today from A.H. Belo, The News’ parent company. Recognizing the union would means negotiations between A.H. Belo and the newsroom staff could start.
The guild would cover more than 100 journalists across all departments of the newsroom.