- We, the employees of the San Francisco Chronicle, have had enough.
- We love this newspaper, and we've worked hard since the layoffs of 2009 to help keep it afloat. We've done everything Hearst demanded: sacrificing pay raises, giving up seniority, losing vacation time and holidays, even working through what used to be our paid lunch hour.
- For years, we've been working twice as hard with a smaller staff — doing everything needed to keep this paper afloat, relevant and great.
And this is how the highly profitable Hearst Corporation pays us back.
- Now, Hearst is insisting that we shoulder huge increases for an inferior health plan. Even offset by a meager proposed raise, this accounts to a pay cut of hundreds or thousands of dollars a years for most of us.