The N.Y. Newspaper Guild Calls on ImpreMedia to Maintain Quality Journalism for the Hispanic Community
What: El Diario employees, members of the Newspaper Guild of New York, will be joined by dozens of supporters as they picket the offices of El Diario on Thursday afternoon to protest the illegal firings of 8 Guild members and continued cost-cutting moves by ImpreMedia, El Diario’s parent company, that will reduce the quality of journalism at the nation’s oldest Spanish language newspaper.
Who: El Diario employees, joined by allies from:
New York City Central Labor Council
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
National Institute for Latino Policy
Communications Workers of America
When: 1:00 to 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 26th
Where: El Diario offices, One MetroTech Center,
Background: On Friday, June 13th, ImpreMedia illegally fired 8 El Diario employees. The firings, which also violated the paper’s contract with the Guild, are the latest in a series of steps the company has taken to replace veteran journalists with decades of experience serving the Hispanic communities of New York. El Diario reporters and the Guild are fighting back to save the jobs of their fired colleagues and to preserve high-quality journalism at El Diario.