CHICAGO (CBS) — Sun-Times photojournalists who were fired last week staged a protest rally – along with some of their family members, former colleagues and other supporters – outside the newspaper’s offices in the River North neighborhood on Thursday.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports the fired photographers chanted “they say cutbacks, we say fight back!” as they walked the picket line with Sun-Times reporters and other staffers, the photographers’ families, and other journalists from Chicago.
They also were joined by members of other unions, including Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis.
“It makes no sense to take context out of pictures, and the people that know the city also have a story to tell. It’s about a Pulitzer Prize winner like John White. I mean, this is amazing that you would even think you need to get rid of people like this,” she said.