Lee Enterprises Wants to Cut Post-Dispatch Wages by 25 Percent
|Torn to Shreds: The guild says negotiations with Lee have grown "acrimonious."|
The company also wants to eliminate retiree health care -- this after Lee Enterprises announced in December that it would halt such benefits for many former workers.
Per the Guild's website:
We are now meeting twice a week with the company and a federal mediator is sitting in on negotiations. Things have gotten more serious.
Despite numerous tentative agreements, roughly a dozen on various individual items in the contract, we are concerned that the company may soon move to declare impasse. This belief is based on a number of thinly-veiled threats the company has issued across the bargaining table.