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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Proposed Contract Rejected by LA Times Pressmen

On Monday November 21st, 2011 the Union members from Local 140-N GCC/IBT gathered at the Commerce Casino to ratify or reject the proposed contract that was negotiated between our local union at the Los Angeles Times and the Tribune Company.

The contract was soundly rejected by the membership due to the language in the contract being extremely vague in many areas. The negotiating team has been requested to clarify the language of the proposed contract so nothing is left to chance or misinterpretation.

Stay tuned for additional updates.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

36 to 24 is a sound rejection?

Anonymous said...

all this time and that's the best you can do? i remember the first contract and hearing , don't worry we'll get a better contract next time. i guess this is next time? what choice do we have now, the crappy first contract or none at all...and for this, we pay?
go ahead spin doctor, tell us what a great job you are doing. the great Oz.

Anonymous said...

Forgive me for asking. Was there only 60 who voted? Are there not some 120 members at the Times? It is almost like the National voting system. In any case, it may not have been a sound rejection with only about half voting, but it does seem to be 2/3 of the voting group; and that usually does represent the majority.

Lou Nicosia said...

Hey guys, watching whats going on and wanted to tell you something. Its really OK if the membership is not satisfied and wants to send the officers back to see if they can get something better. Its unfortunate what is happening in our industry. Every union in the country is going through the same pain. Just remember two things; the company could and would just implement their proposals if you didnt belong to a labor union and stay together on your issues the company loves dissension and you are just playing into their hands.
I noticed they just paid off another executive while trying to nickel and dime the people who do the real work for them. Good luck.

Rudy h said...

sounds like good advice Lou...so why dont you two (2) anon's get off your fat asses and stop bitchin

Anonymous said...

I think if you change a little of the wording, Add something to not touch our pay, and add more money for a signing bonus, and you will might have a contract that we can live with.

Anonymous said...

Good job spin doctor, "I noticed they just paid off another executive while trying to nickel and dime the people who do the real work for them". Keep us focused on stuff we have no control over while our pockets get picked by the union. Let's get a decent contract and THEN we can work on all the injustices in the world!

Lou Nicosia said...

People should direct their frustration to the proper place. Dont turn on your co-workers. Do you think the guys who work side by side with you under the same conditions are not looking out for your best interests? Do you relly beleive the company is your friend and the union isnt? Come on man get real.