The reporters and staff of the Bay Area Newspaper Group, a/k/a MediaNews, a/k/a every single Bay Area daily newspaper that ain't the Chronicle, are voting on union membership today. Careful readers may recall that newspaper management used a sneaky trick to decertify the Trib's union when Dean Singleton bought the Contra Costa Times. Now, the union drive for all the East Bay papers has come to a head, as labor officials are on hand to watch the voting. We'll hit you back with the results when they're counted. Meanwhile, if you want to share a drink with the ink-stained wretches who tell you about your world, the union's throwing a party tonight at the Washington Inn. That's 495 10th Street, Oakland, 6 pm. Arise, ye prisoners of redaction!