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Benefits

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Companies that employ union and nonunion workers, work tirelessly to keep the two factions separated.  The last thing they want is everyone hanging out together and their nonunion workers begin to think about organizing ("Hey Boss, how come the union...

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Rumor Control (STL Post Dispatch Unit)

There's a rumor circulating that Lee plans to cut pension benefits.  Retirees are calling the Guild to ask about it. Here's the truth:  Lee can't cut our pension benefits.  That would be illegal.  Even if Lee goes broke, we won't...

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Post-Dispatch business writer Jim Gallagher weighs in on the announced changes to Lee’s 401-K

Fellow Guild members and Lee employees: The Guild has been getting a lot of questions from members about changes to our Lee 401(k) plan.  I write our Sunday personal finance column at the Post-Dispatch, so I thought I might share...

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Facts about retiree settlement checks

  Please note that your settlement check envelope, which should be arriving any minute, looks EXACTLY like your pension check stub envelope.  DON'T THROW IT AWAY - there's a check inside!   Also, contrary to what we had been told,...

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The check is in the mail

Guild retirees should be interested to know that, today, we were informed that Lee is mailing out settlement checks to our 248 retirees who were part of the retiree medical lawsuit.  You should also be aware that all living retirees...

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Settlement in retiree medical lawsuit – mailing and meetings to follow

The United Media Guild, TNG-CWA, Local  36047, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, LLC and Lee Enterprises, Incorporated, have reached a settlement regarding the Guild’s claim for vested lifetime retiree health care benefits. The parties believe the settlement is a fair one...

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Not that we spent a lot of time just sitting around yesterday but did you know that the letters in “mediation” can be rearranged to spell “a.m. edition” “I’m on a diet” “No idea Tim” and “I do, tie man” ?

Whew, what a long day!   As reported earlier on this site, the Guild entered court-mandated mediation yesterday to explore the possibility of reaching an understanding with Lee Enterprises regarding our lawsuits (blue and yellow contract retirees) regarding lifetime medical...

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Retiree case heads to mediation

  The federal judge involved in our retiree health care case against Lee Enterprises recently ordered the parties to participate in mediation.  His hope, obviously, is that both sides can come to some sort of arrangement and put an end...

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