DENVER POST NEWSROOM Guild representatives and management met Feb. 23 in collective bargaining talks.
We spent the entire meeting discussing what criteria should be used in the event of staff reductions.
Previous sessions have focused on the concept of developing performance appraisals and how appraisal criteria could be dovetailed into some kind of ranking form used in the event of layoffs. During Thursday’s session the management team provided examples of performance appraisal forms used by the Bay Area News Group (and here’s a link to the Pacific Media Workers Guild). We will continue to consider performance appraisals.
The Guild asked to broaden the discussion to explore a range of options on the bigger issue of how the company would handle layoffs. The management team is willing to talk through other options, but their stated goal remains the same: employees working at The Post after layoffs are the ones best able to do the remaining work — whatever that may be. We spent the remainder of Thursday’s meeting brainstorming other options.
We are scheduled to meet again March 5.
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