November 29, 2000 |
Labor organizers have scored what is believed to be their first major success in the "dot-com" world as customer service employees at a San Francisco start-up decided to vote on seeking union representation. Erin Tyson Poh, a representative of The Newspaper Guild-Communications Workers of America, said Tuesday that a petition to certify union representation for about 36 employees at Etown.com and its sister site, ShopAudioVideo.com, had been filed with the National Labor Relations Board.
March 25, 2006 |
A union representing newspaper employees complained Friday that it was being denied access to some financial information on papers being sold by McClatchy Co., hampering a union-supported bid for the publications. McClatchy plans to sell the 12 Knight Ridder Inc. papers as part of its $4.5-billion acquisition of the San Jose-based company. McClatchy, which is based in Sacramento, has asked that bids be submitted by Tuesday.
December 23, 2005 |
Knight Ridder Inc., which put itself up for sale last month, has rebuffed an initial effort by union workers to bid on some of its 32 daily newspapers. San Jose-based Knight Ridder and its investment bank, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., told the Newspaper Guild-Communications Workers of America that the company would only consider bids for all of its assets, union President Linda Foley said Thursday.