The Company Continues its Unseemly Battle Against its Union Employees, a Situation that Should Have Been Resolved Long Ago

wgbh.com by Dan Kennedy, WGBH 12-23-20

Linda Henry takes charge, Nov. 18. Some five months after Vinay Mehra exited as president of Boston Globe Media Partners, managing director Linda Pizzuti Henry got a title enhancement: she was named chief executive of the company, which comprises The Boston Globe, Stat News and Boston.com. Although the COVID-related advertising meltdown hurt the Globe as it did every other media company, 2020 turned out to be a good year for owners John and Linda Henry. The Globe’s paid digital circulation passed the long-sought 200,000 mark, and Stat News emerged as a national leader on COVID coverage. Moreover, the company employs about 300 full-time journalists across its three platforms — a far higher number than would be expected under chain ownership. That said, the company continues its unseemly battle against its union employees, a situation that should have been resolved long ago.”

For the full article: https://www.wgbh.org/news/commentary/2020/12/23/a-wary-but-grateful-look-back-at-2020-the-worst-year-ever

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