To those of you who made it out to last night's contract information meeting at El Torito, thanks for your time. For the folks who couldn't make it, we'll have the second meeting at Yankee Doodles in Woodland Hills (21780 Victory Blvd. at Topanga) from 1 to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 26. Pretty much everything you'd need to know has been posted on the blog at http://thenutgraph.blogspot.com, but we'd like to answer any other questions you have before voting.
If you're unable to make that, please let me know and we'll arrange something for you.
And finally, here's something for us to all consider... our counterparts at the San Francisco Chronicle just finished ratifying an awful contract under extremely tough circumstances. You can read the details at http://newsguild.org/gr/gr_display.php?storyID=2391 It's just a reminder of how tough this industry is right now and how lucky we were to pull off our deal in comparison. While they're two different companies, the contrast between the deep cuts they had to agree to and the improvements we brought home are stunning. I know they worked really hard just to get what they could hold onto, so this is no knock on them at all, but it's definitely something to keep in mind about what's goin' on in the world.
Alrighty, that's all for now... see ya tomorrow.