Owner: Ogden Newspapers Inc.
Announced: April 1, 2011
Buyouts are being offered; the Pacific Media Workers Guild reports that the company wants to cut 10 positions from the newsroom or pressroom staff.
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Sources: Media Jobs Daily and Pacific Media Workers Guild
Update: The Maui News Guild voted May 4 to approve an agreement with newspaper management. That agreement also rescinded the previously issued layoff notice and deferred a 2 percent wage restoration and a 1 percent retirement contribution until July 1, 2012. Three employees had volunteered for a buyout offer; it is not clear if those buyout agreements were honored or rescinded. Under the agreement, the company cannot issue layoff notices until April 1, 2012. Can you clarify the buyout situation? Leave a comment or send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Emailed tips are anonymous. (06.28.11)
Source: Pacific Media Workers Guild via Media Jobs Daily
Update: Three employees accepted buyout offers. The company has since hired additional employees. The buyout offer included one week’s pay for each year of service. (11.20.11)
Source: Paper Cuts tip