What is going on between Lee and St. Louis Post-Dispatch retirees?
On Jan. 1, several former Post-Dispatch employees who took buyouts in 2005 or 2007 found their pension deposits lowered by hundreds of dollars -- without prior notification or explanation from Lee. (I'm told this is a different group of retirees than those who were told in December that their healthcare premiums would go up.) According to a source, one retiree received just $6.
On Sunday, Astrid Garcia, vice president of human resources at the Post-Dispatch, said the company had made an error, according to the St. Louis Newspaper Guild blog. Garcia said Lee was not sure how the error was made, but full pensions would be deposited/sent on Tuesday.