From The Boston Phoenix:
When you think about it, it's actually pretty remarkable that the New York Times Co.'s contract proposal to the Boston Newspaper Guild, the paper's biggest union, lost as narrowly as it did. I say this not because the proposal itself was draconian: given the economic condition of the country in general and the newspaper industry in particular, it really wasn't.
What makes today's result surprising, instead, is that--in retrospect--so many things happened (or didn't happen) that gave the Globe's members reason to vote "No."
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