Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

And They're Off: Chronicle Commences its Latest Round of Layoffs

Posted By on Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 11:45 AM

click to enlarge alfred_pearse_making_their_captives_walk_the_plank_is_a_favourite_pastime_of_pir.jpg
After the San Francisco Chonicle's management last week told the Media Workers Guild it was in a layoffy mood, everyone was left to ponder all the big journalistic questions: Who? When? How many?

If you picked Monday, Aug. 31 in your layoff pool -- congratulations. The Chron started -- but did not finish -- its latest round of attrition by sending off a quartet of union workers from its classified sales staff yesterday afternoon. Guild representative Carl T. Hall said he expects more layoffs to come in all newspaper departments -- including the newsroom -- after Labor Day. He doesn't anticipate any more departures this week, and hopes to have a more solid notion of how many people are slated to go within the next several days.

"These were some senior people who really contributed to the Chronicle for a long time," Hall said of the laid off workers. "Piece by piece, the company is outsourcing ... It's sad to see loyal, hard-working people go."


  • Pin It

Tags: , , ,

About The Author

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

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.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"