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Friday, February 06, 2009

WARN NOTICE FOR UNION EMPLOYEES


The following letter is being given to pressroom employees at the Los Angeles Times Production Facilities that are soon to be displaced.

February 5, 2009

VIA HAND DELIVERY


Dear John Doe:

Los Angeles Times Communications LLC (“Los Angeles Times”) has decided to restructure the paper and eliminate certain jobs. As a result of that decision, your position will be eliminated.

  • At this time, the Los Angeles Times anticipates that the position eliminations will take place on April 6, 2009, or 14-day window, and that you will be permanently separated from employment with the Los Angeles Times on that date. In connection with this decision, you will not have the right to bump or displace other employees working for the Los Angeles Times. Although some work may cease prior to April 6, 2009, you are expected to continue reporting to work as we have work for you to do. In the event no further work is available for you or the Company determines it is no longer necessary for you to report to work at some point, the Company thereafter will continue your employment on the payroll through April 6, 2009. You will continue to be paid at your current pay rate with benefits and service credit through that date.
  • To the extent that the above actions constitute a covered event under the California or federal WARN Acts, or any other notice laws, this letter is intended to fulfill any requirements imposed under such laws. By providing this information, the Company does not concede that such laws apply or that notice is otherwise required.

If you have any questions about this announcement, please contact (name omitted), Human Resources Manager; Los Angeles Times: 202 West First Street, Los Angeles, CA. 90012

Cc: GCC/IBT

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