Guild lobbies Daily Breeze*, **
Organizers with the Southern California Media Guild, which represents journalists at the Long Beach Press-Telegram, were outside the Daily Breeze offices in Torrance today. I'm told they handed out fliers and talked about the bad things MediaNews has done as part of its Southern California consolidation strategy.
One of those decisions was to place P-T editorial under Breeze management, which didn't go over very well in Long Beach.
The Breeze is the most recent addition to LANG. Since most of the workers there were hired back when the more generous Copley Press ran the place, I don't expect the organizing effort will gain much traction.
*Meanwhile, Inkstainedretch over Tell Zell is trying to launch a union drive at the Los Angeles Times.
**Correction: The fliers referenced the bad things that happened under MediaNews, not the organizers. My mistake.