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NMG presses concerns about job security

The Associated Press explained its job transfer proposal further Wednesday, saying it wants to be able to move someone who’s not necessarily the least senior person in a bureau to a vacant position.

The News Media Guild asked the company what its job transfer proposal would allow managers to do that they can’t do now since the company can offer vacancies or lay off least senior staffers in a reduction. The company, using state house vacancies as an example, said the least senior person may not have the qualifications needed for a vacant position.

When that occurs, the company wants to be able to move the least senior person with the best skill set to the vacant position. The Guild responded that the proposal is similar to a forced transfers proposal that the Guild successfully fought back several years ago.

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