ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Staff at The Daily Progress formerly voted to unionize on Wednesday afternoon.

In a 12-1 vote, members voted in favor of forming the Blue Ridge Newsguild, which will allow employees to collectively bargain with the paper's owner BH Media Group.

The guild will seek input from the entire newsroom as it looks to negotiate a contract. A member of the National Labor Relations Board monitored the vote.