A federal judge ruled Thursday that St. Louis Post-Dispatch employees who retired between 1994 and 2004 should get to keep their lifelong health benefits, which were guaranteed in their union contract. Lee Enterprises cut those benefits more than a year ago.
Following the ruling, Lee Enterprises and the St. Louis Newspaper Guild will begin an arbitration process. Lee is expected to appeal the decision.
The St. Louis Newspaper Guild has details on the background of the case.