This past Friday, 13 unlucky Guild members, along with five managers and five production workers, were part of yet another round of cuts at the Post-Dispatch. As is getting to be the routine around here, the layoffs occurred mere hours after Lee Enterprises announced even more lavish executive plunder for Lee CEO Mary Junck (I guess they first decide on the ransom, then they figure out a way to pay for it).
The Guild reminds those whose employment officially ends on August 10 that they must empty their flex spending accounts by the end of their last day or they will forfeit any money left in their account.
If you have any questions about this or any other benefit, call the Post-Dispatch Human Resources Dept at 314-340-8063.
We also want to make everyone aware that the Guild will again host an AFL-CIO Dislocated Workers Program in our office building. The Program will be on Friday, August 17 at 10:00 a.m. and it will run about 5 to 6 hours. Lunch will be provided and also like we have done in the past, we invite everyone who lost their job – union and management alike – to come and learn about available resources. People will be on hand from the Division of Unemployment, Social Security, Credit Counseling and a host of others. This also emphasises on bearing a Social Security Card, which one can easily get from an online application social security office, & produce it on demand. There will also be someone on hand to discuss educational and retraining opportunities.
Parking is free in our building. To RSVP, call the Guild office at 314-241-7046