A recent agreement reached by the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Newspaper Guild could be very good news for some photographers.
The newspaper has settled on a deal that will reportedly bring back some of the 28 photographers who were laid off when the company cut its entire photo staff in late May. The Sun-Times blamed its readers' demand for video and multimedia as its reason for the sweeping lay-offs.
Although the exact number of photographers that will be asked back is still unknown, Robert Feder reported that the changes associated with the new deal could go into effect as soon as January 1, 2014.
If confirmed, the settlement to bring back a portion of the photography staff will come hand-in-hand with the newspaper editorial union's agreement to drop the unfair labor practice complaint it filed against the Sun-Times in August.