As Times Union employees wait to hear if they will lose their jobs, their corporate bosses are planning a party at the Capital Region’s most expensive restaurant. The bash is to include free limo rides.
A day after rejecting the Guild’s money-saving proposals, and after telling the union the Company will cut 65 to 70 jobs in the bargaining unit, advertising employees were shocked to learn about the party at 677 Prime planned for April 2. Ad sales people who earned Publisher’s Awards would get limo rides there!
And that’s not all!
On March 19, the Company is planning another event at the Blue Stone Bistro complete with open bar for online sales.
We’re all for our members in sales getting recognized for good work but the Company is living high off the hog while proposing to gut our contract and lay off almost 30 percent of our members.
A better way to help employees feel appreciated is to stop trying to “minimize” their contract and work with the Guild to minimize job losses instead.