Denver Post employees will rally outside their office at the Denver Post Printing Facility, 5990 Washington St., at noon May 8. The call for action, according to a press release: “Invest or sell.” Here’s the rest of the message from the release:
Alden made $36 million in 2017 on its Colorado properties and slashed 30 newsroom jobs at the Post this spring. Employees throughout the paper are seeking not only to protect their jobs, but to save the Post from further degradation. The rally will call for Alden to invest in the Post or sell it to someone who will. Since taking ownership in 2011, Alden has continually stripped staff and cut operating budgets to maintain high double-digit profit margins, the highest in the industry.
Employees at the rally are seeking to end Alden’s harmful, short-term business models, which gut the paper, so the Post can continue its longtime mission, for more than a century, of serving Denver, the Front Range and Colorado.