Speaking truth to power is a core tenet of journalism. Sometimes reporters are telling truths to the public. Sometimes it’s to those in power — elected officials and massive corporations. And sometimes, it’s to Globe bosses.
It can be hard to hear the truth. It can be hard to have a job that involves telling hard truths. That is why many of the provisions in a union contract are so essential, particularly when members are speaking up at work.
Boston Globe management has made numerous proposals that would squash the right to speak up, and increase the risk for doing so.
When you see the pieces come together, it’s clear that management has a big-picture goal beyond eviscerating just cause for termination: to break the union and destroy worker rights.