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Pics From Pressmen’s Protest of LAT

Ed Padgett got some great shots of the pressman’s union rally at the Los Angeles Times yesterday. Workers were protesting the company’s failure to give severance packages to 63 union pressroom employees whose jobs were recently cut. The full set of pictures can be found on Flickr.



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L.A. Times Redesign

makeover_photodddshoot2.jpgWe assume the LAT‘s redesign next month will look a lot like the Chicago Tribune‘s new look (ie, more like a Web site than a traditional paper), but this note from Russ Stanton (obtained by Ed Padgett) does little to flesh out the details.

LAT’s Eddy Hartenstein’s First Move: Poach From Freedom Communications

334_scottm.jpgAmong the first moves of new LAT publisher Eddy Hartenstein was to snag Freedom Communication‘s Scott McKibben.

McKibben will be the LAT’s Chief Revenue Officer… which should be a pretty easy job seeing how there are fewer numbers to add up with each passing year.

Ed Padgett has the full memo here, but here’s your highlight:

“Scott already knows all the key players in our industry and how newspapers work—no learning curve here.”

Picketting At The L.A. Times?

2326209996_95181a73f9.jpgLAT 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.