Detroit Sunday Journal
The Detroit Sunday Journal was a weekly tabloid newspaper, published by striking union workers from the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press. The strike began in July, 1995; spanning four years and just over 200 editions, the Sunday Journal was published from November 19, 1995, through November 21, 1999. Circulation for most editions was 40,000-60,000. It was available through the mail and in stores and corner boxes throughout Southeast Michigan.
The newspaper strike formally ended in February, 1997, when the unions made an offer to return to work. Workers were rehired at a trickle’s pace as vacancies occurred, and the dispute continued until 2000, when a Federal Court of Appeals reversed NLRB and lower court rulings on an unfair labor practice and thus ended the unions’ final recourse to prevail. This collection includes the full run of the paper, which was published for the duration of the strike.