DENVER NEWSPAPER GUILD and Denver Post representatives met Feb. 10. The role seniority plays in layoff order was the only subject discussed.
Management explained that they believe the use of seniority as the only factor in layoff order can result in the retention of employees who are not the ones best able to do the remaining work. The Post would prefer to have something similar to the layoff language in the Guild contract with the San Jose Mercury News that uses several factors, including seniority.
Guild representatives expressed concerns about using a layoff system other than straight seniority order.
The issue will continue to be discussed at a later date.
The next bargaining session is scheduled for Feb. 15.