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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-17-09 09:18 PM
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FROM UNION LABOR TO THROWAWAY JOBS…San Francisco Chronicle to fire all 200 Teamsters-printers

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Posted in Uncategorized by gangbox on the January 17, 2009

from TEAMSTERS FOR A DEMOCRATIC UNION:

Manpower Inc. to Take Teamster Jobs

January 10, 2009: Teamster pressmen are raising the alarm about a plan to outsource good union jobs at the San Francisco Chronicle.

In 2006, the Chronicle signed a 15-year, $1 billion deal to out source printing of their newspaper to Transcontinental, a large Canadian printer.

On July 1, the Chronicle will stop production at its San Francisco and Union City printing facilities. More than 200 Teamsters, members of GCC Local 4-N, will lose their jobs. Local 4-N is part of District Council 2 of the Teamsters Graphic Communications Conference.

Transcontinental will move production to a new printing facility in Fremont, Calif. The new pressroom will be nonunion.

Teamsters who want to move to the new facility can’t apply directly with Transcontinental—they’ve outsourced hiring to Manpower, Inc., the temporary agency and union-buster.

“I know of at least ten other pressmen who went for a group interview,” said Local 4-N member Tom Wibberley.

FULL story at link.

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navarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-17-09 09:25 PM
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1. Fuck the SF Chronicle then.
I haven't bought or subscribed to The Detroit Free Press or The Detroit News since they broke the writer's strike.

FUCK them in the eyesocket.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-17-09 09:28 PM
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2. That used to be my uncle's job.
He died young a long time ago, but her survivor's pension helps to take care of my sick, elderly aunt, and his old coworkers still visit with her from time to time.
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