CURRENT: Crosscut Union pushes for workforce diversity provisions in contract with Cascade Public Media

(July 2020) 

Seattle Times: Crosscut/KCTS management opts not to recognize staffers’ union effort

After workers from nonprofit online news site Crosscut and local PBS affiliate KCTS 9 petitioned for recognition as a bargaining unit under the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild, management declined to voluntarily recognize them as a union. (July 2019) 

The Stranger: Facing a "High Rate of Turnover," Crosscut and KCTS Employees Attempt to Unionize

The editorial staff of Cascade Public Media, which includes both the online newspaper Crosscut and the local PBS affiliate, KCTS 9, want a union. The non-profit is one of the few local media companies that has recently grown but the company has also "struggled to hire and retain experienced talent, and has suffered from a high rate of turnover," according to Jennifer Dev, a member of the union’s organizing committee. (July 2019) 

KUOW: Journalists at KCTS, Crosscut launch union effort

Journalists at the online Seattle news site Crosscut and at the Seattle PBS station KCTS have launched a unionizing effort.

But the non-profit Cascade Public Media, which runs the two outlets, said Monday that it will not voluntarily recognize the union. (July 2019)