Vote today on buyout offer

A vote on the buyout offer will be held from 12:45-1:30 p.m. and 5:30-6 p.m. today in the Executive Conference Room upstairs that is outside the publisher’s suite. Members are encouraged to arrive at the start time for a discussion.

The buyout offer is two weeks for every year of service, with a minimum of 5 weeks pay. Those who receive it will be able to collect unemployment. Copies of the buyout offer will be available there.

Last week, the Times Union told two employees they would be laid off in 45 days. One remains on the job while awaiting the result of the buyout, while Editorial Cartoonist John de Rosier took the severance pay and left last week.

“We are holding this session as a meeting at two set times, rather than have people stroll in, vote and leave,” Guild President Tim O’Brien said. “We will still have a ballot box there, but we also want a chance to talk to our members and get their feedback too.”


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