At its conference in Pittsburgh on April 18-20, the Newspaper Guild released a publication celebrating its 80th anniversary. The book is packed with historic photos, columns and quotes, including this one on page 2:
If I were a working newspaperman, I would belong to the Guild and be active in it. And if I published a newspaper, I would want my employees to belong. The record is clear that the advantages of collective bargaining are mutual and vital to publisher, employee and the public alike.”
— Colorado Gov. Edwin C. Johnson in a Feb. 7, 1955
letter to the Denver Newspaper Guild
And be sure to check out page 19 where you’ll find a photo (by John Prieto) of actor Ed Asner, aka “Lou Grant,” marching with Denver Newspaper Guild members in 1988.
To download a copy of the book, go to the Newspaper Guild’s website.