Saturday, January 06, 2007

LA Times Union Vote Yes By NINE Votes!

There appears to be an error in the below linked story about the vote to unionize the press workers at the LA Times. Below is what LAOBSERVED had somewhat buried on a sidebar under NATIVE INTELLIGENCE:

Jacob Soboro

The workers in the Los Angeles Times pressroom have voted to be represented by a union for the first time in nearly four decades.

I just sat in on the counting of the votes at the National Labor Relations Board's regional headquarters downtown - no cameras allowed during the tallying, but I kept score myself. It felt like a sporting event - with multiple lead changes and a final come-from-behind run at the end by the "yes" side. The official tally was 140 for the union, 131 against - one vote off from my personal scorecard. The Times has five days from Monday to challenge the vote...


The obvious joke is - of course - nobody in any capacity at the LA Times can get their facts straight....

2 comments:

Ed Padgett said...

Brady,

Your absolutely correct, we dropped the ball after the vote was in.

I sent a text message to Kanani, and called her once we left the building to verify the numbers, and to my horror, we somehow had not communicated the correct outcome. The correction was posted shortly after speaking on the phone, but I still have mud on my face.

The obvious joke is - of course - nobody in any capacity at the LA Times can get their facts straight....

Sometimes the truth hurts, but this time the truth has me laughing out loud at my error.

Thanks,
Eddie

Brady Westwater said...

And I am glad you took my comment in the spirit it was intended. I can never resist a good straight line.