Robert Bush 5:30 p.m., Aug. 20
Surprise: Union-Tribune Solicits Employee Suggestions
The Union-Tribune has instituted an employee suggestion program that includes cash bonuses. Under the old Copley regime, management was militaristic; ideas came from the top down and the bottom-up approach was a no-no. Further, under the current management, the program has been extended to union members. That would have been extremely unlikely under the anti-union Copley management. Pressroom employees, who belong to a union, were told they were included in a letter this week from Patrick J. Marrinan, manager of labor relations. The suggestions must pertain to cost or time saving, revenue-producing or quality of work issues. Cash awards will be 10% of net savings or revenue enhancement.