The Newspaper Guild of Philadelphia says if Inquirer and Daily News owners can’t agree to put the interests of the company ahead of their own egos and personal disputes, “we urge them to step back and allow an impartial industry expert to run the operation – or walk away as the same group they were when they purchased the company from its hedge fund owners in a deal that considered no other offers.”
The union leaders add: “We are at a stalemate, unable to move forward and wasting potentially millions of dollars on legal fees, when the company’s unions as recently as February, gave back more than $20 million in wages and benefits to help turn around this company’s finances. It’s a disgrace.”
From: Guild Bulletin
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 6:19 PM
Subject: Guild Bulletin: Find A Way Or Walk Away
What are the workers supposed to do when the infighting of their company’s owners jeopardizes both their company and their careers?
That’s what’s happening at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com, where a group of the region’s wealthiest men have taken their disparate views of the company (Interstate General Media), its role in the community and their personal dislike of each other to a new level of wastefulness – recently filing multiple lawsuits against each other in two jurisdictions./CONTINUES Read More