The NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia

Inquirer Buyout update 8-13-2020

Several of you have inquired about the status of newsroom Guild buyouts given we have passed the Aug. 12 deadline.

As of today, two Guild newsroom members of 61 eligible have applied.

The Company did not immediately respond when asked how many of the 17 eligible managers/exempts have applied for the buyout.

The Company is also currently considering a couple buyout inquiries from Guild members in other departments, where a buyout is not currently offered.

What happens next? 

“We will continue to assess the needs of the organization over the next few weeks,” Lauren Kauffman in P&C said.

The Company has not made any other job elimination/curtailment proposals. If it does, we will communicate that to you immediately.

Meanwhile, if you have now decided you would like to be considered for a buyout, it’s not too late. Just let us and/or Lauren know.

And if you are in need of N95 masks and have not yet let us know, please do and we will get them to you. The Guild has purchased 480 of them to ensure our members are properly equipped when they are out doing work for the Company.

First and foremost, take care of yourselves.

As always, we’re here if you need us.

In solidarity,

Diane and Bill