LAT pressman are planning to protest a round of layoffs that they say is retaliation against last years’ vote by the pressroom employees to unionize.
Ed Padgett has more on his blog:
This action is not only about thirty-one employees being retaliated against, it’s about thirty-one families losing their livelihood, which many of my colleagues and I find unfortunate and unbelievable. All Tribune Company Employees that are being requested to leave, receive fifty-two weeks of severance pay, with the Los Angeles Times Pressrooms being singled out with six weeks severance.
For this reason the struggle will be taken to the public through picket lines outside Times Mirror Square, the Olympic Facility, and the Times Orange County Facility within the next few days.