Tuesday, February 19, 2008

No details yet on layoffs at the LA Daily News

Given the news from the north when the details are released, they won't be pretty. Our Guild colleagues at the LADN are bracing for deep, serious cuts that, according to shop steward Brent Hopkins, "could greatly affect the way we cover the news in this town and further cut into an already strapped newsroom." Brent hasn't heard numbers or a specific date but wrote on his blog, The Paper Trail, "Whatever the case, this is not the time to sit by and wonder what will happen next. This is a time to make sure we're ready to respond."

A couple of us will join him in Sherman Oaks for the membership meeting tomorrow night. Stay tuned.


Anonymous said...

So what happened? If I know the union folks at the DN, they probably get to keep THEIR jobs, wishing the best to those who are leaving and encouraging those who stay to work even harder and take it all in stride.....


Oxnard St. said...

Alas, nothing to report yet. We're still hanging in limbo, looking for answers. This is going to be a painful adjustment for all of us.