Well, first the MediaNews conglomerate moves the Oakland Tribune from its iconic downtown Oakland tower (at left) and then they take away recognition of the Tribune's Newspaper Guild labor union.

MediaNews claims they're doing this because when they consolidated their Alameda County newspaper holdings, it turns out union members are no longer a majority of their workers when you factor in all the people they employ at the non-union papers they own. (This doesn't affect the San Jose Mercury News, which is also owned by MediaNews but is covered by a separate union agreement.) This doesn't seem like a good sign for the effects of consolidation on local media.

In response, the guild, which has been worried that this might happen, has filed a grievance with the National Labor Relations Board and is organizing a protest, where all news employees sympathetic to the cause have been asked to wear red.