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February 16, 2006 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles supermarket magnate Ron Burkle, stung by some of his Internet investments during the dot-com bust, now wants to place a bet on old media. Burkle's Yucaipa Cos. said Wednesday that it would provide financial backing for an upstart campaign by Knight Ridder Inc. employees to buy nine of their company's newspapers.
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April 1, 2006 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
The union working with Los Angeles billionaire Ron Burkle to buy 12 newspapers from McClatchy Co. is asking elected officials to lobby the Sacramento company on behalf of labor's effort to acquire the publications. Burkle's Yucaipa Cos., working with the Newspaper Guild-Communications Workers of America, submitted a bid Tuesday on the papers McClatchy is selling as part of its acquisition of Knight Ridder Inc.
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BUSINESS
April 1, 2006 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
The union working with Los Angeles billionaire Ron Burkle to buy 12 newspapers from McClatchy Co. is asking elected officials to lobby the Sacramento company on behalf of labor's effort to acquire the publications. Burkle's Yucaipa Cos., working with the Newspaper Guild-Communications Workers of America, submitted a bid Tuesday on the papers McClatchy is selling as part of its acquisition of Knight Ridder Inc.
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March 25, 2006 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
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.
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November 29, 2000 | From Reuters
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.
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March 25, 2006 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
December 23, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
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.
BUSINESS
February 16, 2006 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles supermarket magnate Ron Burkle, stung by some of his Internet investments during the dot-com bust, now wants to place a bet on old media. Burkle's Yucaipa Cos. said Wednesday that it would provide financial backing for an upstart campaign by Knight Ridder Inc. employees to buy nine of their company's newspapers.
BUSINESS
December 23, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
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.
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November 29, 2000 | From Reuters
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.
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