Today in Labor History Mar. 5, 1770 British soldiers, quartered in the homes of colonists, took the jobs of working people when jobs were scarce. On this date, grievances of ropemakers against the soldiers led to a fight. Soldiers shot down Crispus Attucks, a black colonist, then others, in what became known as the Boston Massacre. Attucks is considered the first casualty in the American Revolution.
~ DC Labor
Tribune Publishing reviewing bids for the company Nov. 7, 2018 | Tribune Publishing's board on Monday reviewed at least three bids to buy the newspaper company, sources said. Offers from newspaper chain McClatchy, investment firm Donerail and Aim Media were all on the table during the regularly scheduled board meeting in Chicago, sources said. The bids were submitted before a deadline last Thursday set by Chicago-based Tribune Publishing. Sources said Tribune Publishing is seeking between $17 and $20 per share, which would value the company at upward of $700 million. The stock closed at $16.60 on Monday.… Chicago Tribune
Hoffa: Congress has no time to delay pension fix Nov. 7, 2018 | Election season is officially over. The bickering and back-biting of candidates will no longer fill the airwaves. For many of us, that brings a sense of relief. For members of Congress, it is time to get back to work. A top priority must be handling pension reform, which a joint committee was tasked with finding a solution for before Nov. 30. There is not a moment to waste… teamster.org
The Capital moves toward unionization Nov. 15, 2018 | The Capital, a Maryland community newspaper where five employees were killed in June in a mass shooting, is pushing to unionize under the auspices of the Washington-Baltimore News Guild. The initiative, say staffers, is driven by low pay and a sense of alienation that comes with working as part of such a large corporation; the newspaper is a unit of the Baltimore Sun Media Group, which is in turn part of Tribune Publishing… Washington Post
Potential bidders for Tribune Publishing will team up Nov. 28, 2018 | Two of the potential bidders for Tribune Publishing are joining forces. Will Wyatt, the former Starboard hedge fund manager who formed the Donerail Group, is teaming up with AIM Media, headed by former Chicago Sun-Times and Dallas Morning News executive Jeremy Halbreich. They’re now jointly pursuing Tribune Publishing, formerly know as Tronc, which counts the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel and the struggling New York Daily News among its holdings. H. Ross Perot, a billionaire and an independent presidential candidate in the ’90s, is among the backers of that bid. The stock closed at $14.02 on Tuesday.…… New York Post