The National Labor Relations Board certified the results of our 248-44 vote tally today, making it official: The Los Angeles Times newsroom is unionized. As editor-in-chief Jim Kirk said yesterday at the all-hands meeting, "It's what we collectively do that makes this place great." This victory is just one example of that.
A key issue remains unresolved: the status of dozens of journalists the company fought to exclude from the unit and challenged on election day. Tronc is able to drop those challenges at any point, but if it won't, we are ready to fight for the voices of our colleagues.
We have a lot of work ahead of us to get to the bargaining table. We'll send more information to the membership about that very soon.
Congratulations again on this historic victory.
— The L.A. Times Guild organizing committee