Monday, June 8, 2009

Boston Globe Union Rejects Wage and Benefits Cuts

After weeks of labor strife and 12 hours of voting, members of the Newspaper Guild at The Boston Globe Monday narrowly rejected a proposed package of wage and benefit cuts, despite a threat from the newspaper’s owner, The New York Times Company, that such a rejection could precipitate a unilateral, 23 percent cut in pay.

Union officials had said that they would fight any such pay cut and they hoped that it might, instead, lead to a fresh round of negotiations that would produce a package more amenable to the union’s membership.

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