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Hi, friends and supporters of the Missoula Independent Union, We want to thank you all for everything you’ve done and said over the last week since Lee Enterprises locked us out of the Independent offices, deleted the Indy’s website and redirected it to the Missoulian and shut the paper down. The fact that so many …

After shutdown threat, Missoula Independent union launches #KeepMissoulaIndy

Members of the Missoula Independent staff union are calling upon the paper’s loyal readers and advertisers to help us tell Lee Enterprises that Missoula still supports its alt weekly by participating in the #KeepMissoulaIndy campaign.   Lee Enterprises recently told the Missoula News Guild that the company may shut down the 27-year-old publication it purchased …

Missoula Independent Staff Unanimously Votes Yes On Union

April 6, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: missoulanewsguild@gmail.com  Missoula News Guild Unanimously Votes Yes For Union   Missoula, Mont. — The non-management employees of the Missoula Independent voted this morning in favor of having the News Guild — Pacific Northwest represent them. The Missoula News Guild is excited to sit down with management and hopeful that we …

An Open Letter To Missoula Independent Advertisers and Readers

Dear Missoula Independent readers and advertisers, Three weeks ago, Lee Enterprise’s corporate representatives were in Missoula. We asked them if organizing efforts, like the successful union vote at the Casper Star-Tribune, were a threat to the company’s wellbeing. They said simply that it happens from time to time, and when it does, they comply with …

Missoula Independent Staff Files For Union

  March 19, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: missoulanewsguild@gmail.com Missoula Independent Staff Files for Union Missoula, Mont. — The employees of the Missoula Independent filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board today to begin the process of forming a union, the Missoula News Guild Organizing Committee announced. Support for the filing was unanimous …