When unionized workers and their employer join together in a true partnership in which the people who are producing the work get to have their ideas heard and their talents appreciated, good things can happen.
Employees working collaboratively with management on Dailynews.com are the proud reporters, creators and producers who have made the LA Daily News's web site a finalist for a California Newspaper Publishers Association award. Wrote a LADN journalist, Guild member and blogger:
"... the partnership between the union and the company has produced excellent results. It was our contacts and relationships elsewhere in the industry that allowed us to collaborate on ways to update our jobs for the modern Web. Rather than standing in the way of these changes to our workplace, we've embraced them and played a role in integrating them into the newsroom..."
As it should be!