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Memphis Newspaper Guild

AGREEMENT Between MEMPHIS PUBLISHING COMPANY and NEWSPAPER GUILD OF MEMPHIS (Local No. 33091, TNG-CWA, AFL-CIO-CLC)

 

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All,
I'm the head of the Memphis Newspaper Guild labor union, which represents some workers at The Commercial Appeal.
***I'm sorry to inform you that the newspaper's new parent company, Gannett, is deliberately stalling severance payments to 12 former newsroom employees.***
These former employees have not received a dime of severance since they lost jobs effective April 11.

“If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my Union representative be present at the meeting.”

            A large group of Black Lives Matter activists protested in front of The Commercial Appeal on Wednesday, drawing attention to a headline that they saw as racially insensitive.

Earlier this month, Gannett representatives told us they intend to cut our copy editors and designers in editorial, move much of the work to Nashville, and let remaining workers apply for a smaller number of jobs in Memphis.

In other words, our people would have to compete against one another for economic survival. In other Gannett properties, employees have dubbed this type of morale-killing contest "The Hunger Games."