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    Guild members to vote Wednesday on contract mandated company buyout offer

    The Guild will present the company’s buyout offer for the consideration of its members on Wednesday, May 29 from noon–1 pm & from 5–6 pm in the executive conference room on the 2nd floor. A “yes” vote means that the offer can be considered by individual members. Under the terms of the current Guild contract, the company first make a buyout offer to workers who are willing to leave prior to pursuing any potential layoffs. The company’s offer calls for two weeks pay for every year of service with a minimum of 4 weeks pay and a maximum of up to 62 weeks. Years of service would be calculated as…

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    Company seeking buyouts to reduce staff

    The company informed the Guild on Monday that it seeks an unspecified reduction in staffing during the middle of 2019.  Under the terms of the current contract, that step requires the company first make a buyout offer to workers who are willing to leave prior to pursuing potential layoffs.

  • Membership Drive

    Join your colleagues to help in a phone drive to reach out to other Times Union staffers with a short survey. We’ll be having pizza and soft drinks while we make calls from our 2nd floor office at the Labor Temple. Bring your cell phone!