Aug 21, 2014
In New York City, union and community activists rallied on the steps of City Hall, demanding an end to the illegal firings and threats against workers at El Diario – members of TNG-CWA Local 31003 – and calling for the reinstatement of eight illegally fired workers.
NYC activists rally in support of El Diario workers.
El Diario employees joined members and leaders of the Newspaper Guild of New York, NYC Central Labor Council, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Newspaper Deliverers Union, NYS AFL-CIO, South Bronx Community Congress and community members at the demonstration.
In June, El Diario's parent company, ImpreMedia, illegally fired eight El Diario employees, the latest in a series of anti-union actions by management to replace veteran journalists who have long covered the Latino communities of New York.
The company has since hired several nonunion employees and continues to threaten current workers who speak up. The Guild is seeking a court order to require ImpreMedia to reinstate the eight employees while the dispute is being litigated.
"We will continue to fight against El Diario's union-busting moves until these journalists have been reinstated. The Newspaper Guild is doing everything it can to save the jobs of its members and support high-quality journalism for a Spanish-speaking audience," said TNG-CWA Local 31003 President Bill O'Meara.