Bobbi Murray

Bobbi Murray has reported on politics, economics, police reform and health-care issues for Los Angeles magazine, L.A. Weekly, and The Nation.

Recent Articles

L.A. Times: Will Union Vote Conk Tronc?

In response to management turmoil, editorial staffers at the Los Angeles Times are voting on unionization for the first time in the newspaper's history.

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Capital & Main is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing this piece. L os Angeles Times readers who have been unaware of the paper's endless management turmoil and policy changes can always view the damage in its print edition. Thinner news sections, a dwindling number of bylines and the wrap-around advertising that disguises the front-page all hint at the ongoing upheaval at the top. Front-line reporters who bear the brunt of the turmoil have organized a union drive in response. As the Los Angeles Times Guild organizing committee announced in an October 24, 2017, letter signed by 44 editorial staff, “We wanted to stem the flight of talent and halt the steady erosion of pay and benefits.” It’s the first time in the famously anti-union paper’s history that editorial staff members have taken such a step—driven, they say, by a management that has undermined both working and...