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Advance Publications to scrap employment pledge

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by OceanLottery, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. OceanLottery

    OceanLottery Member

    As of Feb. 5, 2010, Advance Publication's employment pledge for non-union employees will cease to exist. Can't think of any place in the country that had such a deal with its employees.
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Source? Link?
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    That's a huge step for Newhouse -- and not in the right direction.
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Very disturbing to this former Newhouse employee.
  5. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    At least they're up front about it now, rather than hacking away at the promise as they did before shuttering Ann Arbor and cutting Flint, Saginaw and Bay City back to three days a week.
  6. occasionally

    occasionally Member

    New Orleans worker posted the same info on his Facebook page.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Easier to make for a private company than a public one.
  8. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Advance has offered buyouts at some of its newspapers in the last 12-18 months.

    How many more people would have taken a buyout if they knew unpaid furloughs and this change were in the works?

    I also wonder if Advance's leadership can sleep well at night knowing all this was coming while employees were considering staying or leaving. Now they're just like the rest of the industry.
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Am told that Advance (or at least a few papers in it) offered a new buyout this morning for the very purpose of addressing the complaint made by you. So congrats! You are now a mover and shaker.
  11. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Does this mean that in February, the hatchets are coming out.
  12. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    I shake, but I hate moving.

    Good for Advance for offering more buyouts.
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