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After paying big bonuses, Lee delays funding pensions

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After paying big bonuses, Lee delays funding pensions

  Not that there was any question before, but there should be no question whatsoever about their values now...   Over the weekend, Guild members - active and retirees alike - received a letter from Lee Enterprises about their Pulitzer...

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Tristar

Some of our members have expressed difficulties getting their company-funded deductibles reimbursed this year.  For the record, this is how its supposed to work...   Employees with the low or mid-deductible plans pay a certain amount and then their company-funded...

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Guild negotiates new holiday!

    Um.....okay, actually we didn't.  What happened was - Truthout, one of our more progressive employers, sent this message to the office:   Hi Shannon, Hope things are well! Just want to let you know that, starting this May,...

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Mary Junck gets $500,000 bonus

According to a Lee Enterprises filing with the SEC, CEO Mary Junck has received a $500,000 bonus related to Lee's successful refinancing.  Additionally, Carl Schmidt, vice president, CFO and treasurer, received  a $250,000 bonus. Junck and Schmidt are the fiscal geniuses who way overpaid...

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Daughter Faults Lee In Father’s Death

By Roy Malone Davenport, Iowa -- It was an emotional scene at the end of the recent annual meeting of Lee Enterprises, the newspaper chain that owns the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. There stood the young and very nervous Erica Douglas telling...

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Federal Government Programs to Prevent Foreclosure

With many Guild members laid off and looking for work, we saw this information and thought that it might be  of assistance to some.  We'd also like to remind our members of the wonderful people who work at the United...

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Open letter to Romenesko

Copy of the text from a letter emailed to Jim Romenesko. Thursday Jan. 12, 2012 Dear Mr. Romenesko, St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan wrote a great column on Jan. 8, 2012, about Post-Dispatch retiree Robert Douglas, who passed away...

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Lee Files Chapter 11

  Lee Enterprises formally submitted the necessary paperwork in Wilmington, Deleware bankruptcy court this morning to refinance its roughly one billion dollar debt.   Lee's action came after the media corporation announced last week that it would enter into Chapter...

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