Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Merc seeks $1.5 million cut in wages, benefits

According to the Guild, Mercury News negotiators said they need to find $1.5 million by cutting wages and benefits paid to union members annually due to the problems facing the company. The Guild's Web page quoted MediaNews negotiator Jim Janiga as saying that the company needs to “reduce expenses quickly, in a measured way, and in a lasting manner."

4 comments:

Laura said...

Having hired Mary years ago because she wrote whimsically to a strong niche audience, I am saddened to see her go. The Times, like many newspapers today, is shedding not leaves but its rich fruits. I wish Mary well and hope she continues feeding her audience online.

Terry Winckler

Mike Meenan said...

I had the pleasure of editing many of Mary's columns when I was city editor at the San Mateo County Times. They were always a pleasant and uplifting break on especially harrowing days. I'm sure it wasn't an easy decision to cut her column, but I'm confident there will always be a rewarding haven for her talents.

Mike Meenan, former city editor SMCT

Mike Meenan said...

I had the pleasure of editing many of Mary's columns when I was city editor at the San Mateo County Times. They were always a pleasant and uplifting break on especially harrowing days. I'm sure it wasn't an easy decision to cut her column, but I'm confident there will always be a rewarding haven for her talents.

Mike Meenan, former city editor SMCT

Anonymous said...

for some reason, I think all of these people meant to post on the item directly above this one ... hum? they all made the same mistake ...