Hearst offers buyouts at Conn. papers

At the Times Union, the Hearst Corp. initially had no interest in offering buyouts. It just wanted to go straight to layoffs. It was the Guild that called the Company on it and forced the issue.

So it was shocking to find this story on the Web: The very same Hearst Corp. offered buyouts to its employees at its newly purchased newspapers in Connecticut. And this was the work of none other than our former publisher and current unit publisher, Mark Aldam.

Hey, folks. Your loyal employees here at the TU deserves no less than the folks in Connecticut.

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