Gannett Announces Layoffs at York Daily Record
(Aug. 19, 2015) Ten WBNG-represented employees of Gannett have been notified that the York Daily Record Design Department is being “moved” to Louisville, Ky.
The YDR workers lay out the daily newspaper and also handle design duties for three other Gannett-owned dailies in south-central Pennsylvania: the Chambersburg Public Opinion, the Hanover Sun, and the Lebanon Daily News.
About four dozen YDR workers are covered by a two-year Guild contract signed a year ago with Digital First Media, which finalized a sale of the news property to Gannett in June. None of the YDR design department employees is being given the option to move to Louisville.
The Guild-unit chairperson at the Daily Record, Bethany McKay, is a multiplatform editor at the paper, and is among those being laid off.