Friday, April 24, 2009

Star Tribune, union reach tentative agreement

A tentative three-year contract agreement has been reached between the Star Tribune and the union representing nearly 300 newsroom workers.

The agreement reached by leaders of the Newspaper Guild includes a 3 percent cut in base wage scales and a 30 percent reduction in any merit pay above those scales. It also calls for two days of unpaid furlough in each of the next two years, a freeze in some pensions and a reduction in severance.

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