Detroit Newspaper Strikers Launch National Civil Disobedience Campaign

January 23, 1997

Earlier this week, ten Detroit newspaper strikers were arrested in New York City outside the offices of the Rockefeller Foundation. After a strike lasting 18 months, the 2000 striking workers at the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press are now launching a nationwide civil disobedience campaigns against the board members of Gannett and Knight-Ridder, the owners of the papers. The newspaper chains are demanding the elimination of hundreds of jobs and the end of union representation at the newspapers.


BOB OURLIAN, a striking reporter.

GREG WEATHERS, a striking maintenance worker.

SHAWN ELLIS, a striking driver.