Please Join Me...
... in welcoming our newest member. It gives me great pleasure to share with you that Darlene Alilain of the newsdesk has joined our ranks. Based on the fact that she's an extremely cool person, likes They Might Be Giants and until recently lived in the extremely cool city of San Diego, this would be good enough news, but there's an important detail to take note of.
Prior to Darlene, it's been years since we've had a member of the news desk in our membership. This has long been a major hole in our strength as a group, because we were too reporter-centric. So while it's great that we've got her on board-- and she'll make a great addition to our efforts-- we've gotta keep going. This union must represent everyone it possibly can, getting voices and opinions from every department and every office, so keep spreading the word, my friends. We've made tremendous progress in the last few years, so let's keep it going.
That's all for this evening-- I'm going to be out of the office on Friday attending the Western District Council meeting of The Newspaper Guild and bringing them up to speed on what we've been up to at the Daily News. If you need anything, talk to Kerry Kandel or feel free to grab me on my cell phone at 310-562-4315.
Thanks for your time,
By the way, thanks to everyone who made it out to El Torito on Sunday. The nachos were so-so, but it was great to hang with y'all. We'll have to do it again soon.