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With landslide vote, Lakeland Ledger reporters, staff approve union

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The reporters, photographers and copy editors of The Lakeland Ledger overwhelmingly voted Thursday to be represented by the News Guild-CWA, Communications Workers of America, in contract negotiations with the paper’s owners, GateHouse Media. The vote, supervised by the National Labor Relations Board, was 23 for union representation and 3 against, setting off rumors of other newspapers’ news personnel ready to request their own union votes in the state. The Ledger newsroom is now the first union newsroom in Florida, but…

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Lakeland Ledger reporters, staff to vote on joining union

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Members of newsrooms all over Florida will be watching the reporters, photographers and copy editors of The Lakeland Ledger this afternoon as they vote on whether to be represented by the News Guild-CWA, Communications Workers of America. The union vote will be supervised by the National Labor Relations Board, which has indicated it will release the results following the vote today. If the vote at The Ledger favors joining the union, it will be the first newsroom in Florida to…

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