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Posted on June 7 at 9:36 p.m.
The News-Press was definitely hurt by its own misdeeds over the last six years. Local newspapers should have done better, not worse, than urban papers have done, since they provide a commodity -- local news -- that isn't readily available, and it had been dominant until management decided to attack its own newsroom, and then lie about what they'd done under oath to the NLRB.
As for the reporters who were illegally fired, threatened, and surveilled, and who have not been able to get any collective bargaining protection because of management's blatant violations of federal labor law, Wendy's comeuppance is still in the offing as several cases (from which Cappello has been relieved) wind their way through the system.
On Dog in the Manger or Mangy Dog?
Posted on June 2 at 5:40 p.m.
Nick, any chance of posting the complaint?
It seems likely that: 1) Cappello tried to resolve the undoubtedly long-standing mounting arrears and was not successful; 2) McCaw will hire another high-priced firm to defend her delinquency, so 3) will she charge Cappello with malpractice, since Cappello hasn't been very successful in many of his various defenses (and no doubt has actually collected millions from her in the course of his representation), and she is allergic to accepting any responsibility whatsoever for all that has befallen her as a result of what she's done?
On Barry Cappello Sues Wendy McCaw
Posted on February 24 at 1:19 p.m.
Well said, Pagurus! McCaw revels in her ignorance and arrogance, flaunting her power and defying (by delaying) justice. But as MLK said, the arc of history bends toward justice, and here's a small measure of it.
On Editor Wins, McCaw Loses
Posted on February 12 at 10:29 p.m.
Greg, sadly, Wendy isn't in the humanity business. As long as she can pay her lawyers to keep justice at bay and hope to thwart and frustrate her former and current staff -- even at the cost of her and their ethics -- she will. At least so far. Ultimately, that attrition strategy will fail, and time is in the final analysis not on her side. But her extraordinary resources free her to be less fair, rational or just for far longer than most.
On Court Hears Jerry Roberts Case
Posted on February 10 at 9:45 p.m.
$900,000.00 is the correct number.
Posted on February 10 at 6:15 a.m.
Bimbo, the controversy surrounding the authority of the current NLRB members appointed at recess by the president last month does not affect the validity of the Board's decision issued last August, which is now on appeal at the DC Circuit. The delay continues, but there is hope for positive results by the end of the year. This delay -- exacerbated by the dysfunction in Washington -- is one of the major weaknesses in labor law, fully exploited by the ethically-challenged labor lawyers who work for Wendy.
Posted on July 31 at 4:20 p.m.
This rally wasn't about calling McCaw names. It was a reminder to all that justice hasn't been served, and in effect has been denied to date, yet the people most involved remain hopeful that that will change. There is ongoing injury to the employees --those who are still working there but are denied the voice in their workplace they voted for through pervasive McCaw unfair labor practices, and those who were fired illegally -- and to the community and general public as well, which has a stake in the enforcement of federal labor law. McCaw's editorial stances are beside the point, other than the fact that her anti-union rants on her editorial page also infect her internal labor relations policy and practice. But she, no less than any employer who doesn't run a newspaper, has to obey the law of the land. When she acts on that obligation, this dispute will be over. But not until then.
On Rally Marks Year Five of <em>News-Press</em> Mess
Posted on July 27 at 12:34 p.m.
And the battle for fairness and decent treatment for the newsroom continues; McCaw has spent millions on union busters and managers to make cynical dishonest arguments, tell lies, and delay justice and a fair contract.
There is a rally at De La Guerra tomorrow at noon to remember the last five years and renew resolve to make progress and achieve justice. Hope to see you there!
On Is Murdoch the World's McCaw?
Posted on November 2 at 6:16 a.m.
Jukin, The bailout of the automakers -- not the UAW -- saved hundreds of thousands of jobs, and at great sacrifice by the union's members. And it has helped turn the American auto industry around.
Funny how Bush seems to have disappeared from view -- would that it were true -- in 2006, as he continued to poorly conduct two wars and preside over billionaire tax cuts. This is a silly analysis that simply doesn't pass the smell test. Have some Kool-aid on the house.
On Dog Food Sandwich and a Bean Pie
Posted on October 27 at 7:38 a.m.
Jukin, how soon we forget whose hand was on the flush handle. Repubs have taken full advantage of their strategy of having wrecked the economy and then standing idly by while the Dems try to pass sufficient stimulus to fix it. The Repubs engineered the bank bailout on their way out the door, and most economists thought the stimulus that was passed would do just what it has done: create enough jobs and incentives to avoid a Depression, but not quite pull us out of the recession. People like you like to throw around loaded inaccuracies like "socialist", but what we have is socialism for the rich and privileged like Watson and others, while the rest of us suffer with capitalism's survival of the fittest.
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