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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...

2009-06-10 15:11:41

The New York Times Co. is shopping around for a buyer for The Boston Globe, sources who said they were considering bidding on the newspaper said. The Boston Globe reported Wednesday that the Times Co. had hired Goldman Sachs to oversee a possible sale. The Times previously hired Goldman Sachs to help it sell its 17.5 percent share of the Boston Red Sox, the newspaper said. One of the potential buyers said hiring a company to explore interest in the Globe doesn't mean they have said they are...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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