More than 30 Long Beach Press-Telegram employees rallied outside of their offices Monday, calling for better pay and decrying recent layoffs. They had some company.
Staff writer Paul Eakins reports: Councilwomen Bonnie Lowenthal and Tonia Reyes Uranga, who are both candidates for the 54th Assembly District and have strong labor backing, walked with the marchers, who carried signs and chanted slogans. Mayor Bob Foster also appeared briefly at the rally, but he didn't march.
"We want our Press-Telegram healthy, we want our Press-Telegram here, and we want to make sure that our dollars go to making sure that they have a competent presence in Long Beach," Uranga said Monday.
So, the newsroom employees have found it easier to make common cause with the officials they cover than with their own bosses? Singleton, you have a problem.