Protesters are targeting the Chicago Sun-Times after the newspaper laid off its entire staff of photographers.
The newspaper announced last week it had laid off all of its 28 full-time still photographers.
The Chicago Newspaper Guild has asked the National Labor Relations Board to rule that Sun-Times management bargained in bad faith.
Thursday morning, protesters picketted the company’s headquarters downtown.
The Sun-Times says the decision reflects the growing importance of video in its stories.
The newspaper plans to use freelance photographers and reporters to shoot photos and video.