Friday, April 24, 2009

Boston Globe Unionized Employees Rally to Save Their Publication, Jobs

Over 300 unionized Boston Globe employees, family members and allies held a lunchtime rally outside Faneuil Hall today to drum up local support for their struggle to "save the Boston Globe." The event was organized by the Boston Newspaper Guild- The Newspaper Guild/Communication Workers of America Local 31245 - the Globe's main union.

At issue is the New York Times standing threat to close down the Boston Globe on May 1st if Globe unions to not agree to give back $20 million in wages and benefits. The Times claims that it cannot keep the Globe open without that amount of money. Many of the 13 speakers at the event touched on their belief that the Times demand was unfair and that management should think first about cutting their own salary and benefits package before cutting la

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