Sunday, May 3, 2009

Talks continue on Globe's fate as deadline nears

Boston Globe management has summoned the leaders of three of the newspaper's major unions to the site of ongoing negotiations with the Boston Newspaper Guild, telling them to be prepared to "enter negotiations or receive a message from the company," union officials said.

With just hours before a midnight deadline that could determine the future of the Boston Globe, the paper's owner, the New York Times Co, has yet to reach deals with any of the Globe's four major unions over $20 million dollars in total concessions it says it needs to keep operating the newspaper. The Times Co. has threatened to shutter the Globe unless it reaches agreement with the unions by midnight tonight.

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