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Los Angeles Times Pressmen Protest Cuts

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Monday, February 23, 2009, at 01:57PM
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Los Angeles TImes pressman unions protested at the Times Monday morning.



Labor unions and the Los Angeles Times have been around the block a few times, and today the pressmen added one more loop as they gathered at 1st and Spring for a rally and one lap around the Times building.

The Los Angeles Times pressmen and women, who work out of the Times' Olympic Facility, protested the upcoming April layoff of 63 employees and what labor leaders are calling union-busting tactics.

Unlike many marches, a bargaining agreement forbid the The Graphic Communication Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from carrying signs outside the building. They were joined by other teamsters and members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

The chants protested anti-union treatment alleged to have been taking place since a collective bargaining agreement was signed on December 8, 2008.

Among the marchers was pressmen and blogger Ed Padgett, whose LA Times Pressmens 20 Year Club blog provides updates on changes at the Olympic facility.

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