Eight years of frozen wages at Albany Times Union
An anniversary not worthy of celebration just passed for workers at the Times Union. On Aug. 1, a company-imposed wage freeze hit its eighth year.
During this time, the Guild has made ten different offers to settle the contract. All have been rejected by the company, which in the last two rejections declined to even come to the negotiating table.
But despite this, the Guild remains committed to continue trying. We will make an eleventh offer, and if that is rejected, then a twelfth offer, a thirteenth offer, and so on… We will not stop until we have reached a fair deal for the hard-working TU employees and their families.
If you support the Guild’s efforts, please share this message on social media (on Twitter use the hashtag #tufamilies) and call 454.5555 to urge Publisher George Heart to come back to the negotiating table and reach a fair settlement with his employees.
GET NEW JOBS. My gosh, why would they give you raises when you just stick around without them?
Hmmm .. retreat from the injustice? So the newcomers have to deal with the same treatment? Running away is hardly what journalists have in their DNA. But I guess that works for some people.
And, we, as TU workers, are not worth less. We are worth more.
Can I get an amen, brothers and sisters?
Amen. And harrumph.