The NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia

DFM Buyout and Layoff Update

DFM Guild Members,



Here’s an update on buyouts and layoffs in the Pennsylvania cluster of our DFM group, over this past week.

Three Delco members were rejected for the buyout, 2 were approved.
Trentonian: 1 buyout approved, 2 members laid off — 1 editorial, 1 inside sales rep.
Pottstown 1 approved, 1 in graphics laid off. …
Norristown 1 approved, 1 rejected.

So far, that’s 4 layoffs, 5 buyouts — a loss of 9 employees.
We’ll keep you posted on any new developments.

These layoffs, and the relocation of our Norristown members, in potentially 30 days due to Alden’s decision to shutter the Norristown building, are very troubling.  Please remain strong while contract negotiations continue for fair contracts at our 4 papers.


In Unity,


Bill Ross
Executive Director  TNG-CWA Local 38010

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