November 22, 2000 |
Both of Seattle's major daily newspapers were locked in a strike Tuesday that threatened to paralyze news operations, production and delivery at the opening of the crucial holiday advertising season. "I've got a very empty newsroom full of managers right now," Ken Bunting, editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, said Tuesday morning. "I'm going to have to see if I remember how to write."
December 18, 1997 |
About 120 employees of the Long Beach Press-Telegram have been terminated as the sale of the 100-year newspaper to Dean Singleton's MediaNews Group was completed this week, union officials said. Employees asked to stay on were offered salaries that are at least 21% lower, said Linda Cearly, a Newspaper Guild/Communications Workers of America representative.
December 4, 1997 |
The Los Angeles Newspaper Guild has filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the owners of the Long Beach Press-Telegram of failing to honor the newspaper's union contract. The union also accuses Knight-Ridder Inc., which is selling the newspaper to Denver media magnate William Dean Singleton, and Press-Telegram Publications of trying to raid the employees' pension plan. The lawsuit, filed late Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, doesn't name Singleton or Garden State Newspapers Inc.
April 25, 1996 |
Hollywood Park formalized its previously announced agreement to buy casino operator Boomtown for about $186.6 million in stock and assumed debt. . . . The Detroit Free Press declared an impasse in its negotiations with the Newspaper Guild, ruling its newsroom an open shop and putting its last contract offer into effect.
July 21, 1995 |
A sign on the Detroit Pizza Factory, a hole-in-the-wall lunch spot downtown, shows where its loyalties lie as a strike against the city's two newspapers enters its second week: "We Do Not Serve Scabs." The blunt statement of support is meant to warm the spirits of about 2,500 striking drivers, reporters, mailers and pressmen who took to the picket lines July 13 when talks on a new three-year contract failed.
September 28, 1993 |
Union Strikes at Newspaper: Newspaper Guild members went on strike at the New York Post, saying Rupert Murdoch's efforts to save the paper threatened their jobs. The newspaper is being operated by Murdoch, whose News Corp. expects to complete a $25-million purchase of the Post by the end of September. The union opposed a plan by Murdoch to allow a four-month period during which he can fire any employee without regard to seniority.