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No numbers yet in next round of layoffs

The San Francisco Business Times and the SF Weekly report that union leaders met with Chronicle management on Friday to talk about a coming round of layoffs, but no job numbers were disclosed.

However, management admitted that it was still losing $1 million a week — the same figure it has given for its losses for several years now — even though it has eliminated 481 jobs this year.

In the past year the Chron has:

After Friday’s meeting with management, union official Carl T. Hall told the SF Weekly: “They are looking at all areas … I wouldn’t put the newsroom in any protected category.”

Look for more announcements after Labor Day. The Guild is asking any of its 330 remaining members to step forward now if they’re interested in a voluntary buyout.

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