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NMG demands reinstatement of staffers fired over mistake

The News Media Guild told The Associated Press last week to reinstate Norm Gomlak and Bob Lewis or the Guild will take legal action. The two employees were fired without notice or dismissal pay because of their role in the reporting error involving a story about the Virginia governor’s race.

Lewis, a 28-year veteran who worked in the Richmond bureau, wrote the story and Gomlak of Atlanta, who has three years of service, edited it. Dena Potter, the Virginia news editor was also terminated, but the union does not represent managers so it is unable to assist her.

The company will respond to the union demand that the two be reinstated by Monday, Nov. 18. Continue reading