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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Ink-Stained Kvetch: Post-Dispatch Retirees Make Good on Threat, Protest Ex-Employer

Posted By on Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 11:05 AM

It all piles up.
  • It all piles up.
Several dozen former employees of the Post-Dispatch gathered yesterday morning outside the newspaper's office on Tucker Boulevard to protest cuts to their health-care coverage.

As first reported last week in Daily RFT, Lee Enterprises, owner of the paper, notified former employees December 7 that it planned to eliminate all reimbursements for retiree's medical coverage. The newspaper guild, meanwhile, argues that health-care insurance was guaranteed when the employees retired.

The medical coverage is the latest in a series of cutbacks Lee Enterprises has made since purchasing the newspaper in 2005.

KSDK Channel 5 was at yesterday's protest. Following is a video clip of the rally. 




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