In a press release, and a memo to members, the guild explained that Scheinman had upheld its seniority definition for staffers — meaning seniority will be measured based on how long someone has been in the newsroom overall, and not how long they have been at a particular desk.
But there was one sentence that went out in a memo to guild members, obtained by FishbowlNY, but was not in the press release issued by the guild:
“The Guild is expected to be notified Tuesday of the layoffs, which
would be implemented later this week.”
Sounds like layoffs at the Times are just a few days away.
After the jump, more information from the arbitrator’s ruling