Collective Bargaining

Health Care 2013 – will the Chronicle be fair?

January 11, 2013

Lester King has worked at the
Chronicle since 2010.
Photo by Mike Kepka 2013.

I am Lester King. I have been an employee of Hearst Media for nearly two years as an Account Executive and now as an Account manager for Gatelist. I cannot believe how quickly two years has gone by. In this short period of time, there have been management and personnel changes.

I have watched my daughter graduate from high school and leave for college. Her younger brother will do the same this year. I am grateful that my youngest son is only a 4th grader and now I get to watch him grow up as well.

I am a single father doing all that I can for my children. Needless to say, I want to keep my expenses as low as possible especially with the cost of living on the rise.  With a daughter in college, I’d like to be able to help her out with tuition and books. However, that will be quite hard knowing that I’ll have to pay more for health insurance.

As an employee of Hearst, I give my very best every day. It is my sincere hope that Hearst will recognize the efforts of all their employees and do their very best to not dramatically increase our healthcare costs.