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2009-07-20 20:39:00

BOSTON, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Dan Totten, president of the Boston Newspaper Guild, regarding today's contract vote. The final vote tally was 366 votes yes, 179 votes no. "Boston Newspaper Guild members have spoken and, after careful consideration, voted to accept the tentative agreement put forward by The New York Times. All of our members spent a great deal of time discussing and studying the tentative agreement and we respect the decision that they...

2009-07-20 21:00:42

Boston Globe reporters and editors voted Monday to accept a new contract that gives the financially struggling newspaper $10 million in concessions. Members of the Boston Newspaper Guild, the Globe's largest union, rejected a similar deal in June by 12 votes out of more than 500 cast. Globe owner New York Times Co. then instituted a 23 percent wage cut to achieve the $10 million in savings it demanded. The guild's nearly 700 members approved the contract by a vote of 366-179, The New York...

2009-07-20 11:46:10

Boston Globe reporters and editors voted Monday on whether to accept a new contract that gives the financially struggling newspaper $10 million in concessions. Members of the Boston Newspaper Guild, the Globe's largest union, rejected a similar deal in June by 12 votes out of more than 500 cast. Globe owner New York Times Co. then instituted a 23 percent wage cut to achieve the $10 million in savings it demanded. If the Guild's nearly 700 members approve the contract, they would help put into...

2009-06-24 10:22:43

Officials of the Newspaper Guild in Boston have reached a tentative agreement with The Boston Globe that could end months of acrimonious negotiations. Union members voted down a previous contract agreement that would have saved the company $10 million in operational costs. The new agreement also saves The New York Times Co., owners of the Globe, $10 million, but shifts savings from a steeper salary cut offered in the first agreement to reductions of other benefits, The Boston Globe reported...

2009-06-22 13:16:46

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. Union members turned down a previous proposal from Globe owner New York Times Co., but the updated offer is likely to have few changes, as the company has...

2009-06-18 12:02:32

Transportation officials say the use of golf carts by Boston parking regulation enforcers is a more visible and efficient means to patrol the city's streets. City Transportation Commissioner Thomas Tinlin said by equipping golf carts with flashing yellow lights, city officials have created a very noticeable alternative to traditional parking enforcement efforts, The Boston Globe said Thursday. That's not our goal, to increase parking tickets,'' Tinlin said of the new use of the golf carts....

2009-06-15 13:27:00

Loyal Globe Readers Call on New York Times Company to Treat Workers Fairly as Union, Company Set to Meet BOSTON, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- As leaders of the Boston Globe's largest union prepare to meet with the New York Times Company today, Globe readers continue their outpouring of support for Globe workers and the institution's vital mission of journalism and free speech. Readers across New England who signed on to help "Save The Boston Globe" have expressed their hope that the New York...

2009-06-15 10:50:24

Video games can be used to treat patients facing rehabilitation or dealing with various disabilities, researchers said at a Boston conference. The Boston Globe said Monday that researchers discussed the new medical industry trend during the annual Games for Health conference in Boston last week. Healthcare is an enormous industry, and it's looking for big ideas, Steve Downs, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation assistant vice president, said. Video games can be personalized, they are adaptive, and...

2009-06-15 07:31:25

The Boston Newspaper Guild said it was ready with a counter-offer to present to The Boston Globe, which imposed a 23 percent pay cut for union members Sunday. Guild members last week turned down a contract with numerous concessions, although seven other Globe unions have agreed to cuts after the newspaper's owner, New York Times Co., threatened to close the newspaper if it did not reduce annual costs by $20 million. Guild members represent about half of that amount, The Boston Globe reported...

2009-06-12 14:27:45

Three businessmen in Boston are actively considering putting in bids to purchase the Boston Globe, sources knowledgeable about the possible sale say. The anonymous sources said the three individuals contemplating a purchase of the newspaper include Boston Celtics co-owner Stephen Pagliuca, Partners HealthCare Chairman Jack Connors and former Globe executive Stephen Taylor, the newspaper reported Friday. The sources said the businessmen are each attempting to assemble possible investors for a...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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