Editors, and how bad ones are ruining the newspaper business
These cutbacks must be for the union papers only. The regular schmoes had their pensions frozen 10 years ago and have been paying almost 50% for health care for years. Maybe their intent is to bring the union thugs on an even par of misery with the rest of the help.
A friend of mine at a company that produces tv shows and short films for the web got the same sort of deal recently. And that was after a "friendly" merger with another media firm. This deal — lower pay, higher insurance costs, and a vacation cut — is sadly becoming the norm. Of course, he never had a pension plan.
So, Anonymous ... having the means to avoid paying 50% for health care or being able to have a pension makes one a union "thug"?Misery loves company? No thanks!
You got it! Companies can't afford all the legacy costs the unions racked up during the "good times" at the expense of us non-union employees. Not to mention the ridiculous work rules which protected the non productive union sponges. They've outlived their usefulness. Welcome to the real world unions.
Read what's left of a good newspaper, anonymous: Corporations are stockpiling money and not hiring because they've succeeded in scaring employees. They're afraid of being fired if they complain about doing the jobs of two people so the CEO can take an extra trip to the Cayman Islands and buy the grandkids a pony. This isn't about unsustainable wages and working conditions, it's about greed.
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