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Friday, August 28, 2009

Union: Chronicle Still Mum On How Many Layoffs Coming, Who Will Go

Posted By on Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 4:59 PM

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Media Workers Guild rep Carl T. Hall said that a meeting with San Francisco Chronicle management just let out without the burning questions being answered: How many layoffs should employees expect and who's going to go?

"The only news is that losses are still on the order of $1 million a week and clearly that's what's driving this," said Hall, a longtime former science writer at the paper who earlier this year took management's buyout offer.

While rumors at the paper tended to focus on what departments

may or may not get run through the ringer, Hall said no one should

breath easily.

"They are looking at all areas," says Hall. "I wouldn't put the newsroom in any protected category."

Hall hoped for more clarity by next week.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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