Lee Corporate Newspaper Fires Reporter After Unionization Efforts
In a move that received no coverage in Lee Corporation Newspapers last week, a reporter who led a unionization effort at a Wyoming Lee paper was unceremoniously fired last week. Lee Corporation holds a near monopoly over daily print newspapers in much of Montana, with Great Falls and Bozeman being the only major cities in Montana not dominated by their coverage. This firing comes at the exact same time that the Missoula Independent staff was holding a vote to unionize. The vote passed unanimously and the Missoula Independent union now enters into contract negotiations with Lee Corporation. The Missoula