The Guild’s Chronicle unit chair, Michelle Devera, says management has given the union a “heads-up” that more layoffs are planned. She said in a posting on the Guild’s site that she wasn’t told how many jobs would be cut.
Another Guild official, Carl T. Hall, told the SF Weekly’s Joe Eskenazi the same thing. “We’re anticipating some discussions,” Hall said. “And it’s not good news. But that’s all I know.”
Hall said no reason was given for the paper’s announcement other than “what one might infer: I guess it’s a continuing problem of getting costs in line with revenues given the state of the economy and the goings on in the news business.”