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Corporate Bonuses
4:35 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Post employees: company leaders should give back bonuses

St. Louis Post-Dispatch retiree, Richard P. Hughes, says the paper's parent company Lee Enterprises cut his health care benefits.
Alex King/St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis Post-Dispatch employees are demanding corporate leaders at the paper's parent company, Lee Enterprises, give back their bonuses.  They say CEO Mary Junck and CFO Carl Schmidt together collected $750,000 in bonuses at a time of layoffs at several Lee papers and cuts to retiree medical benefits.

Shannon Duffy, business representative for the United Media Guild -- the Post's largest union -- says the company's corporate leadership is out of touch with reality.

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