6 Circulation Employees at Erie Times-News to be Laid off; USPS to Start Delivering Newspaper
Six union circulation employees at the Erie Times-News will lose their jobs in a layoff starting April 1.
Erie News Guild Local 38187 told Erie News Now on Thursday it received notice of the layoff from the newspaper's parent company Gannett.
"We are very disappointed for our members and their families that Gannett has chosen this path," union president Kevin Flowers said in a statement. "The Erie News Guild’s chief concern now is ensuring that these layoffs take place in accordance with the terms and conditions laid out in our collective bargaining agreement, which provides for benefits/assistance including severance pay for workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own."
Representatives from Gannett said the U.S. Postal Service will start to deliver the newspaper March 18.
The Erie Times-News was sold in early 2016 to GateHouse Media, which later acquired Gannett.
It prints newspapers six days per week after its Saturday edition switched to an online-only format in March 2022.