The SF Weekly quotes Chron reporter and union leader Carl Hall as saying that perhaps 50 union employees at the paper have agreed to accept a buyout. Most are from the editorial side. The buyout offer will last until Tuesday, the last day of the month. Layoffs are expected to start in mid-April if the goal of eliminating 150 jobs in news and advertising isn’t reached through voluntary terminations. The paper is currently negotiating with the Teamsters to eliminate delivery driver and mailer jobs.

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