The Company also communicated to the Guild that all EAs and copy editors from all of its properties would now be required to work at the downtown Sun-Times location. The Guild’s Executive Director, Craig Rosenbaum, believes that forcing EAs and copy editors to transfer from northwest Indiana, Joliet and Waukegan to downtown violates the terms of the bankruptcy MOU. The Guild intends to file a grievance over this matter.
Rather than work with the Guild and let EAs and copy editors at the Post Tribune, Herald News, News Sun and Pioneer Press have the option to work remotely or from home, the Company has told the Guild that all EAs must report downtown. At the January 25 negotiations, the Guild told the Company that EAs from other metropolitan area and suburban properties could do the same work from home that they would be required to do from downtown.