The Boston Newspaper Guild, the union that represents Boston Globe employees in the newsroom, advertising, and other areas, has filed a grievance with management over the status of Stat as a non-union shop.
Stat, a standalone website covering health and life sciences, was launched last fall by Boston Globe Media Partners. The Boston Business Journal recently reported on some of the union rumblings emanating from 135 Morrissey Boulevard.
I obtained a copy of the union’s message to members a little while ago:
We are writing to let you know that the Boston Newspaper Guild has filed a grievance challenging STAT’s status as a new initiative.
We are concerned about the loss of Guild work and we are trying to bring these jobs into the Guild.
We will keep you informed when there are updates to share.
Yours in solidarity,
BNG Executive Committee