SF Chronicle staff in solidarity; L to R: J.K. Dineen, Mike Cabanatuan, Carl Nolte, Leah Garchik and Steve Rubenstein
Santa Rosa (CaliforniaPress Democrat workers supporting DFM Guild workers and #NewsMatters Day
Mary Lynn Wisnewski of Delaware County Times advertising.
Monterey Herald reporters Tommy Wright and James Herrera with a #NewsMatters cake.
Delaware County Unit chair and sports writer Bob Grotz.
Marrissa J. Lang, #coffeematters
Monterey Herald staff
Macomb Daily editorial assistant/Guild member Erica Stark and her service dog, Cooley
NewsGuild Executive VP Marian Needham
More SF Chronicle solidarity!
SF Chronicle business reporters show support for DFM workers
U.S. Senator (Colorado) Micheal Bennet
Detroit Free Press workers show solidarity with Guild brothers and sisters in Macomb, Mich.
Guild members Chuck Pleiness, Jim Evans and Ray Skowronek of The Macomb Daily in suburban Detroit, wearing their #NEWSMATTERS shirts (plus Santa hats from a previous mobilizing event at that paper and sister paper, the Daily Tribune.)
Steve Rubenstien at SF Chronicle
In Hawaii, Guild members show support for the News Matters campaign and striking members in Halifax, Nova Scotia. “I mua” (pronounced ee mua) means “forward” in Hawaiian. Kamehameha the Great used it as part of his famous battle cry: “I mua e na pokii a inu I ka wai awaawa aohe hope e hoi mai ai.” “Forward my young brothers and drink of the bitter waters of battle, for there is no turning back until we are victorious.”
Denver City Councilman Kevin Flynn, former City Hall reporter for the Rocky Mountain News.
Monterey’s #NewsMatters cake.
Lynn Bettcher of Delaware County
Preparer Ed McGowan of Delaware County Times
NewsGuild on the move early Friday
On Friday, May 6, workers and supporters across the country (and beyond) stood up to demand that profit-hungry hedge fund newspaper owners stop the ‘thousand cuts’ that are devastating newsrooms, communities and democracy.
#NewsMatters messages from the U.S. and Canada spread the word all day via Twitter and Facebook, while Digital First Media employees and supporters proudly wore #NewsMatters t-shirts and buttons at work.
Here are just a few images from News Guild members and our many supporters. Thanks to all who participated and sent photos!
Oh, and if you haven’t yet signed up to join the campaign, do it now! It’s quick and easy.
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