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Thomson Reuters CEO Gets an Earful from Newspaper Guild

Chris Roush over at Talking Biz News has a copy of the email recently sent to Thomson Reuters CEO James Smith by The Newspaper Guild of New York.

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It’s not a bad idea to start off such a missive with a little sarcasm, and thus, the Guild begins by asking “Jim” – ‘Are your paychecks being processed correctly? Because ours aren’t.’ After dropping in a second comical reference to the recent polar vortex, the Guild gets down to complaints business:

Just last week, some Guild members were told that due to a “technical issue,” overtime and differentials will not be paid until the next pay period…

This latest example of payroll incompetence follows major errors in 2012 and 2013 when Guild-covered employees were either over- or underpaid by significant amounts, and were (again) not paid for approved overtime. Guild representatives also are reporting an increase in the number of individual payroll errors, particularly for overtime and time off.

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Reuters Editor Responds To Complaints

thomson reuters.jpgAccording to a December 21 blog post by Talking Biz News, Reuters killed a story last month investigating hedge fund executive Steven Cohen after Cohen complained to top brass at the newswire.

Reuters editor-in-chief David Schlesinger addressed this issue, among others, in a phone call to employees yesterday, the business journalism blog reported:

“It’s absolutely true that the fact that someone called [Reuters exec] Devin [Wenig] is why I got involved…Editors make judgments. You might not always agree with those judgments, and that’s fine. If you disagree with those judgments, then come to me. Keep it within editorial, and don’t go running to a blog.”

Employees evidently did not heed Schlesinger’s advice as the call was immediately reported back to Talking Biz News, which in turn ran two items on the employees-only phone call.

Read More: Reuters kills hedge fund story after pressure –Talking Biz News

Reuters editor in chief’s regular staff call focuses on killed story –Talking Biz News

Reuters editor in chief: We take all complaints seriously –Talking Biz News