Hop­ing Og­den will con­tinue its prom­ise to em­ploy­ees

The Maui News - - Opinion -

My name is Margie Cooper and I am a re­tired com­pos­i­tor at The Maui News. I am writ­ing in sup­port of my for­mer col­leagues and co­work­ers as they pur­sue a new con­tract with man­age­ment of the news­pa­per.

It is no se­cret that the cost of liv­ing in Hawaii, and Maui in par­tic­u­lar, is close to fi­nan­cially im­pos­si­ble for most wage earn­ers. With that un­com­fort­able fact in mind, I am hop­ing that both par­ties are not too far apart at this point.

I have fond mem­o­ries of my 20 plus years (1984-2004) at the pa­per and will note here that when the pa­per was ac­quired by Og­den Pub­lish­ing in 2000, and through to my leav­ing in 2004, I was im­pressed to see Mr. Nut­ting as a man of his word, (rare in to­day’s busi­ness world) when he as­sured the Cameron fam­ily that he would look out for the well-be­ing of his new em­ploy­ees as they had done be­fore and has ac­tu­ally done so.

In what must be a very dif­fi­cult time fi­nan­cially for The Maui News, I am hop­ing that Og­den Pub­lish­ing will con­tinue in that im­pres­sive com­mit­ment to its em­ploy­ees. Margie D. Cooper


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