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Mary Junck gets $500,000 bonus

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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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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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P-D Newsroom layoffs – update

In an earlier post - one that addressed whether or not the paper would allow members to volunteer AFTER layoffs had been announced - I noted that, in the past, we have had (advertising) individuals step up late in the...

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Layoff Q & A

Several stewards and Executive Committee members have gotten questions from coworkers about the upcoming reduction in force at the Post-Dispatch and we will do our best to answer them. On those which the Guild couldn't answer (because it involved management),...

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If layoffs do occur, how will they actually unfold?

There's been some questions regarding the process and order of the company's scheduled reduction in force. Let me state up front that I can't speak for the company but, based on past experience, this is how it will probably go...

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More newsroom layoffs announced at Post-Dispatch

The 138 Guild members in the newsroom of the Post-Dispatch were notified Tuesday the company is seeking up to 10 volunteers to accept a layoff by September 9.  The company's is goal is achieve an undisclosed dollar figure in "savings". ...

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Lee Cuts 23 more workers at Post-Dispatch; 9 were members of the Guild.

Lee Cuts 23 more workers at Post-Dispatch; 9 were members of the Guild. Second layoff in last two months; April saw 11 PD jobs eliminated; 3 of which were Guild members cut from advertising dept and 4 more were Guild...

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