A local unionized college newspaper staff is starting to fall apart this summer, as a graduation last May has largely weakened the staff in its power struggle against management.
The staff last year largely depended on seniors in editor positions and did not have much underclassmen talent. Now, after that devastating graduation, students fear the university will roll right over them.
“Our stipends and partial class credit might go out the window,” said Luke Jorenson, rising senior and sports editor. “This could spell bad news for future unionized college newsrooms.
The college is reportedly looking for cheaper, non-unionized labor for its newspaper. Students are prepared to respond in kind, though, with an inflatable rat.