Is Lee Corp. Negotiating in Bad Faith With Missoula Indy Union?
A statement released yesterday from the Missoula Independent Union: As readers and advertisers rallied to #KeepMissoulaIndy, The Missoula News Guild bargaining team met with Lee Enterprises on Aug. 30 for two days of scheduled negotiations. Negotiations lasted just an hour. The Guild rejected a company proposal to eliminate up to three-quarters of Indy staff. Instead, we proposed an approach that would provide space for the union and Lee Enterprises to work together to make the Indy stronger. The elements included: Identifying financial targets and a time period during which the paper must meet them. Establishing a joint staff-management visioning committee