The Chronicle’s Guild unit today announced it has launched a
Anyone who thinks we are in better shape at the Times because of the union is clueless. There is no "united front" at the paper. Our guild has NO power and has consistently caved in to whatever Singleton wants. Whatever he wants, he will get and the guild will let him do it. The only thing the guild cares about is how many members it can claim on its balance sheet. It couldn't care less what happens to those members.
Without the union, imagine how much deeper the pay reductions would have been? How many more jobs would have been eliminated? In difficult times, we did well by unionizing and standing up as a united front to Singleton. It would have been far, far worse without a union.
Unionization has gotten us nowhere at the Contra Costa Times (BANG East Bay). If I could change my vote for the union, I would!
Can Chronicle reporters cover labor-management disputes fairly to both sides if they're so involved in their own union? For instance, why didn't the Chronicle report on the union decertifications occurring at Delta Airlines? It's a big national story, but not one word about it in my Chronicle this morning.
Debra Saunders supports unionization (of course, the one union that could protect her). Irony is not yet dead.
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