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Financial Times U.S. Staff Seek Union, Extending Labor Push

  • Organizers say they’ve signed two-thirds of 40-person group
  • They can seek election if FT doesn’t agree to recognize union
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Journalists at the Financial Times are seeking to unionize the publication’s U.S. operation, the latest in a wave of organizing efforts in the news media.

Employees involved in the drive said they’ve signed up more than two-thirds of a proposed bargaining unit of about 40 people and are asking the company to voluntarily recognize their union. In an emailed statement, the U.K.-based publisher’s spokesperson Finola McDonnell said, “We respect the right of our staff to organize if they so choose.”