A Possible Thawing of Tribune Wage Freeze?

Those who work for the Tribune-owned Hartford Courant and Fox61 experienced a salary freeze in 2009 . This memo came to employees today from Chicago-based management…

As a result of the company’s success last year, there will be no freeze on base salaries in 2010.  This does not mean that everyone will get an increase in compensation—many won’t.  The current condition of the economy and our industry do not support across-the-board cost-of-living increases.

We’re encouraging our local managers to review the work of their employees, provide consistent feedback, and to highlight and reward outstanding performance.  Some employees may get an increase in salary, others may be eligible for a discretionary or spot bonus, and still others may receive an increase in their target bonus.  But, increases in compensation will be based on merit.


2 Responses

  1. NEWS ANALYSIS: Sammmy and the investor class is making boatloads of money off of your worked-to-the- bone-keyboard-pounding fingers and he is gratiously throwing you a dinghy…or two…. to fight over.
    Gotta love that free market system and gifts from the boss.
    Zeller fans fav web site – http://www.Got Union?

  2. “…no freeze on base salaries in 2010…”
    True meaning: Managers will get pay raises…everyone else be happy you have a job and hey, could you work ANOTHER holiday for us?

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