Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pioneer Press union approves concessions

The Newspaper Guild at the Pioneer Press voted Friday to drop to a 37 1/2-hour workweek and take an unpaid week of furlough in exchange for no layoffs for the next 12 months.

The guild, which has roughly 270 members, also agreed to a freeze on the company's 401(k) match and to forgo a previously negotiated 3 percent pay hike in July.

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