Monday, June 9, 2008

Rally for us, rally for you

We're holding a noontime rally tomorrow (Tuesday) in front of the Press-Telegram at 300 Oceangate in Long Beach to demonstrate our commitment to negotiating a fair contract that will provide the best quality journalism for Long Beach. Though we've been at the table for sixteen months, we've made progress but one major issue remains: a company proposal that would give it the right to outsource all Guild-covered jobs – reporters, columnists, photographers, circulation district managers – all of us could face layoff if we give in to the company's demand.

No matter what it takes, we're holding firm to our ideals, because we know that our members and our community deserve nothing less.

We've received support from city leaders, the local business community and many of the city's residents. Now it's your turn. Please join us for an hour at noon tomorrow and show your support for local journalism and the hardworking men and women that do an absolutely amazing job every single day. Help us tell MediaNews there is community support for our shared goals of good community journalism and a fair deal for newspaper workers.

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