June 22, 2009
Newspaper Guild, N.Y. Times near agreement
Union and management officials are close to an amended agreement on contract concessions at The Boston Globe that would go to a union vote, union members said.
The Boston Newspaper Guild, representing 700 reporters, editors and advertising staff at the Globe, has already set July 20 for a vote on a new proposal, the Globe reported Monday.
Since the first vote, the Times has imposed a 23 percent wage cut on guild members.
We're really hopeful that the deal is reached soon and this punitive pay cut we're experiencing so excruciatingly will be over, said reporter Beth Daley.
To say this has been a distraction is an understatement.