Skip to content
Subscriber Only

L.A. Times Staff Votes to Unionize in Blow to Owner Tronc

  • Company fought hard to keep 136-year-old paper union-free
  • Vote comes as both Tronc and paper navigate tricky times
A Los Angeles Times newspapers vending machine is seen in downtown Los Angeles, California.

A Los Angeles Times newspapers vending machine is seen in downtown Los Angeles, California.

Photographer: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images
Updated on

The Los Angeles Times’ editorial staff voted to unionize in a rebuke to owner Tronc Inc. that marks a new era in the newspaper’s 136-year history.

The employees’ union, NewsGuild, won the vote by a margin of more than 5-to-1, organizer Nastaran Mohit said Friday. The guild is an affiliate of the Communications Workers of America union, which has been organizing at the Times since late 2016.