Friday, October 24, 2008

10/24 bargaining update

For all the promises and assurances that outsourcing rights are a philosophical prize for MediaNews and it has no plans to actually implement outsourcing in Long Beach, the company has rejected to offer even a temporary guarantee of job security for Press-Telegram employees. The Oct. 9 proposal for an 18-month freeze on outsourcing, followed by a renegotiation of the issue, was unequivocally rejected by MediaNews.

Recent comments by Dean Singleton, contemplating shipping ALL his news operations overseas, have undoubtedly shaken most MediaNews employees. The Guild however remains committed to this issue, because of the unanimous calls from our members, and will continue to fight this issue for our members, and our communities.


Anonymous said...

Gary Scott's blog is reporting possible layoff at the P-T and the Daily News, with the blessing of the union. Any truth to this, and if so, why hasn't it been posted? Is this silence the kind of "voice" we should expect from a lame union?

Anonymous said...

" Is this silence the kind of "voice" we should expect from a lame union? "

If you read more, Scott also says that most likely at the Daily News.

I hear that there are allot of managers at the PT.

Anonymous said...

But isn't it the SAME lame union, just different contracts?

Anonymous said...

What do you suggest the union should do? I'm sure your Ideas a worth a try.

Just FYI , the PT lost two people Friday, who were not in the union.

Bill Smith, Marketing Director and Editorial Board Member. ( decades of service )

Rafael our tech services guy.

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:26 pm: Where is it said that possible layoffs are .... "with the blessing of the union"?

Anonymous said...

I know we have almost more editors than content producers.

Anonymous said...

Why arn't the manager standing up and saying this is BullSh*t?

Oh wait thats cause Dean Singlton is a great guy and I have a photo of him embracing on my desk.