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AP: No plans for more layoffs among Guild technicians

The Associated Press assured News Media Guild technicians Wednesday that the company has no plans for further reductions in their ranks.

In response to a question from NMG bargainer John Braunreiter, a former technician who now works in customer support, the AP said the technical staff is “very stable at this point.” The AP said the company has kept the people with skill sets it needs and doesn’t want to lose.

About two years, the company told some technicians to expect layoffs in about 18 months. That time came and went with no further layoffs.

Several technicians moved to customer support jobs, and the AP said that helped eliminate the need for those layoffs. Continue reading