Hearst Health Care 2013 – will the Chronicle be fair?

The 1.5% proposed raise in the expensive Bay Area is equivalent to Hearst buying the staff a box of crackerjacks with each paycheck. Taking an essential “pay cut” in order to continue receiving medical benefits could leave many supporting staff swinging back and forth on a trapeze between their loved jobs or a higher-paying future.

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Hearst Health Care 2013 – will the Chronicle be fair?

None of us ever expected to make big money writing for a newspaper, even though it’s a demanding, often stressful job. But we did expect to be paid decent salaries we could live on, good health insurance, a reasonable amount of time off and some retirement.

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Health Care 2013 – will the Chronicle be fair?

I’m Mike Kepka. Raising three young daughters, I’m exposed to every cold and virus you might imagine. So having affordable access to medical care is a priority for me. Unfortunately, Hearst is proposing to make our health plans a whole lot less affordable. I love the Chronicle, and the work …

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Health Care 2013 – will the Chronicle be fair?

My name is Autumn Grace. I am a former member of the Chronicle family and presently an employee advocate and organizer for the Pacific Media Workers Guild. I am still covered under the Chronicle health care plan and have been a Kaiser member for as long as I can remember. …

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Health Care 2013: will the Chronicle be fair?

Heather Smith has worked in the Prepress Department as a Graphic Designer for the San Francisco Chronicle for almost 13 years. In that time, the co-pay for a visit to her doctor has gone from $10 to $30 per visit. She can’t afford higher co-pays.

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Health Care 2013 – will the Chronicle be fair?

Harold Pierce, an SFGate.com Performance Manager, says that having affordable healthcare has enabled him to achieve a stronger work-life balance living and working in one of the most expensive cities in the world.

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Health Care 2013 – will the Chronicle be fair?

Chronicle copy editor urges Guild members to “do the math” to see what Hearst’s contract proposal would do to pay and medical costs.

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Health Care 2013 – will the Chronicle be fair?

Chronicle worker can’t afford higher health care costs and helping daughter in college at the same time.

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