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Idaho Statesman journalists announce plan to form union

Posted at 12:44 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 14:45:07-05

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The journalists of the Idaho Statesman announced their plan to form a union Monday.

The news comes after the paper's parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The paper has asked their parent company, McClatchy, to voluntarily recognize the union. If they do so, the paper says they will join other McClatchy unionized papers.

The union has unanimous support from the paper's 16 eligible members, the Idaho Statesman said.