April 10, 2009
Our local's Executive Committee discussed your termination last night at their monthly meeting। They were shocked to hear that the P-D had fired you for allegedly violating their ethics policy and, after hearing the facts of the case, were pissed off beyond words.
The E.C. voted unanimously to appeal your case to arbitration and, as soon as we talk again, we can discuss that in more detail (so give me a call ASAP).
You're a really caring and decent person। Don't let this setback do anything to change that, and know that your Guild is here for you.
Shannon Duffy / Business Representative
St. Louis Newspaper Guild