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2009-06-09 09:45:25

The New York Times Co. said it would cut salaries 23 percent for Newspaper Guild members at the Boston Globe who voted down an 8.4 percent cut in pay. Guild members, on a 277 to 265 vote, narrowly defeated the contract proposal, that included pay reductions, a one-week unpaid furlough and cessation of company contributions to retirement plans, The New York Times reported Tuesday. In a statement, the Times said the Globe would cut salaries 23 percent effective next week. Newspaper Guild...

2009-05-06 08:26:18

The New York Times Co., owner of The Boston Globe, struck a tentative deal with the Globe's last holdout union in efforts to keep the newspaper in operation. Details of the Wednesday agreement with the Boston Newspaper Guild were not disclosed, but union President Dan Totten said the Times proposed a 23 percent wage cut and intimated that a large layoff can be expected regardless of the outcome of negotiations. The Times, which a month ago told unions that $20 million in concessions were...

2009-05-05 14:10:36

A spokesman for The Boston Globe said management was reviewing alternatives beyond union concessions for cutting costs, the newspaper reported Tuesday. Spokesman Robert Powers said management was evaluating alternatives under both the Guild contract and applicable law to achieve as quickly as possible the workplace flexibility and remaining cost savings that we need, the Globe reported. Powers said Monday The New York Times, owners of the Globe, would not file a WARN notice that is required...

2009-05-04 11:56:25

Talks between The Boston Globe's largest union and management broke off Monday with no deal in place to save the 137-year-old newspaper, union leaders said. The talks with the Boston Newspaper Guild and The New York Times, owners of the Globe, ended at 6:45 a.m., well past the midnight deadline the Times had set, the Boston Herald reported. The newspaper's four major unions -- out of a total of 13 -- agreed to financial demands, but balked at giving up job protections. Three of them relented...

2009-05-04 10:08:35

One of the 13 unions at The Boston Globe has agreed to $2.2 million in concessions in the face of a threat to close the 137-year-old newspaper, the Globe said. The Boston Newspaper Printing Pressmen Union agreed to a concessions plan and would put it to their 200 members within a week, the newspaper said. Despite progress with that union, negotiations broke off Sunday night with the Globe's largest union, The Boston Newspaper Guild, after the company rejected the Guild's latest offer. The New...

2009-05-03 10:16:53

New York Times Co. has given unions at The Boston Globe through the weekend to agree to $20 million cuts or face closure, media sources said. Times Co. extended a May 1 deadline to Sunday at midnight amid marathon negotiations with the Newspaper Guild and three unions representing press operators, delivery-truck drivers and workers who insert ads and editorial material into newspapers, MarketWatch reported Sunday. The Guild represents more than 600 editorial staffers while the three other...

2009-05-01 09:00:00

Earl Caldwell, Peggy Peterman, Lynn Norment and Larry Whiteside to be honored at annual ceremony WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will induct four outstanding journalists who made integral contributions to journalism and civil rights into its Hall of Fame at a ceremony to be held on Friday, August 7, 2009 at the 2009 NABJ Annual Convention and Career Fair in Tampa. "These remarkable individuals endured great challenges so that...

2009-04-23 16:40:00

Globe workers joined by community, cultural and labor leaders to support free speech and The Globe BOSTON, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Brian Mooney, Boston Globe reporter Bella English, Boston Globe reporter Mike Ross, Boston City Council President David Jackson, Nieman Fellow and Pulitzer Prize winning reporter from the Chicago Tribune William McGuinness, editor, Daily Collegian and University of Massachusetts Amherst student Dorothy Clark, Boston Globe news copy editor Tim...

2009-04-21 17:31:00

Signers determined to protect newspaper from threat of closure BOSTON, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boston Newspaper Guild today launched a petition to save The Boston Globe. The petition, which can be viewed at http://www.bgol.org/savetheglobe.html, expresses support for Boston Globe staff and calls on the New York Times Company to share responsibility with Globe workers to save the newspaper. The New York Times has threatened to shut down The Boston Globe unless it comes up with $20...

2009-04-14 14:39:00

BOSTON, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boston Newspaper Guild today offered to negotiate immediate, significant labor cost savings measures with the New York Times Co. and Boston Globe management. The Guild is committed to preserving the vital community asset that is the Boston Globe, while at the same time ensuring that the hard-working men and women who make it one of the premier newspapers in America are treated fairly. This is a period of tremendous challenge to the entire media industry,...


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baudekin
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