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Hawaii Tribune-Herald workers picket newspaper in Hilo

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Hawaii Tribune-Herald employees wave signs in front of their newspaper building on Kinoole Street Monday morning (Dec 21) on the last day of their contract with the paper. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7.

Union employees of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald daily newspaper staged an informational picket in front of their office building on Kinoole Street in Hilo Monday (Dec 21). The employees waved signs and passed out flyers to the public informing them of the newspaper’s termination of their contract.

The newspaper’s contract with the Hawaii Newspaper Guild, which represents editorial and advertising employees, was cancelled and Monday was the last day of the contract. The Newspaper Guild members are asking subscribers to sign pledge cards to cancel subscriptions should negotiations for a new contract fail.

Phone calls and emails to Hawaii Tribune-Herald publisher Ted Dixon and Stephens Media attorney Michael Zinser have not been retuned to Hawaii 24/7 for comment.

Stephens Media is the owner of several Big Island publications: The Hawaii Tribune-Herald, West Hawaii Today, North Hawaii News, Big Island Weekly, Westside Weekly, 808Classifieds, Kamaaina Shopper and several cruise ship and home/real estate publications. Stephens Media is also partnered in operating Hawaii.com on the internet and KHHB-LP, a television station on the Big Island.

For more information see:

Stephens Media (owner of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Hawaii Tribune-Herald Union News

Union employees of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald spent staged an informational picket in front of their Hilo office.

One Response to “Hawaii Tribune-Herald workers picket newspaper in Hilo”

  1. Joe Hill says:

    These newsroom workers deserve all of our support, especially against union-busting management and hired guns who specialize and tout their achievements in bad faith bargaining and exploiting workers, even though management could easily settle. The law needs to be changed to erase the incentive of bad actors like Stephens and Zinser to violate federal labor law, which they now do with impunity.

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