Friday, November 3, 2006
MediaNews Group, the new owner of the San Jose Mercury News and several other newspapers, plans to move 116 jobs to a new business support cener it is opening in San Ramon, according to the San Jose Business Journal. The 116 jobs are now held by members of the Newspaper Guild but they would not be union positions after the move. Union leader Luther Jackson is quoted as saying, "We are concerned that they are moving jobs out of Silicon Valley ... This is going to hurt our customers." The Guild and Merc are in contract negotiations. The move comes less than two weeks after the Merc announced it would lay off 101 employees by Dec. 19.
Posted by San Francisco Peninsula Press Club at 4:59 AM