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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...

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...


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