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    ‘Chicago Tribune’ Newsroom to Unionize

    For the first time in its 170-year history, the newspaper’s editorial staff is organizing to push for higher pay, better health insurance and greater job security. Calling themselves the Chicago Tribune Guild, a committee of 46 employees announced their intent yesterday, a move that’s likely to upset the paper’s controversial corporate owner, Tronc. “There are a lot of forces working against us,” said a Tribune columnist. The newspaper, which has endured two rounds of layoffs in the past six months, has traditionally held a hard-line anti-union stance.

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