TU lays off three in ad art/marketing

The Times Union laid off three employees in advertising art/marketing today.

The Guild immediately sought a meeting with the company to discuss the actions, which were taken abruptly and while most of the union leadership, including President Tim O’Brien, was on vacation.

“We are deeply disappointed by today’s actions especially in light of our earlier discussions about how much work is done in advertising art/marketing,” O’Brien said. “We had hoped we would have been given an opportunity to renew those discussions before the company acted.”

The union is examining whether the company’s action met its legal obligations in its handling of the layoffs. That will be part of the discussion when the union and company meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday. International Representative Jim Schaufenbil will join the Guild for that discussion.


  • One Foot Out the Door

    The Hearst hated Christmas – the whole Christmas season. Now, please don’t ask why; no one quite knows the reason. It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight. Or it could be that his head wasn’t screwed on just right. But I think that the most likely reason of all may have been that his heart was two sizes too small.

    • albanyguild

      They offered buyouts in that department but no one took them. We also made the case that there is too much work for these jobs to be cut, and we got no response.

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