No word on layoffs at Providence Journal, union chief saysOctober 9th, 2012 at 5:29 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
The leader of The Providence Journal’s largest union hadn’t heard anything as of late Tuesday afternoon about whether the company will order layoffs or take other action to deal with falling advertising revenue.
Providence Newspaper Guild President John Hill told WPRI.com he hadn’t been contacted by the company’s executives as of 5:15 p.m. Last week, Hill said Journal executives told him they’d disclose today how many employees they’re looking to lay off.
Asked if he still expected to receive word on Tuesday, Hill said: “I don’t expect anything one way or the other. I don’t know what to tell you.” Journal employees have been anxiously awaiting news, and Hill’s union has asked to discuss other concessions that could be made to avoid layoffs.
• Related: Union: Providence Journal to disclose plan for layoffs Tuesday (Oct. 5)