The Minnesota Newspaper and Communications Guild has represented workers at the St. Paul Pioneer Press since the 1930s. Nearly 200 employees in the newspaper’s editorial, advertising and circulation departments now enjoy the benefits of Guild membership.
In recent years, Guild members have made numerous sacrifices to ensure the Pioneer Press remains financially viable as the newspaper industry evolves. These sacrifices include — but are not limited to — job losses, a reduced work week, furloughs and fewer benefits. Last year, the newspaper’s parent company, Digital First Media, sold off the paper’s real estate assets for more than $6 million.
Workers at the Pioneer Press have not received a cost-of-living pay raise since 2009. We stand with Guild members nationwide in saying now is the time for DFM to recognize the hard work and sacrifices of its workers.