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Guild and 'Globe' Agree on Contract -- Pay Cuts Reduced

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Guild and 'Globe' Agree on Contract -- Pay Cuts Reduced

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Shortly before midnight, it emerged that the Boston Globe and its largest guild had agreed to a new contract that hammers out $10 million in cuts while reducing the pay cut from 8.4% to 5.9% (plus a one-week furlough).

Management had instituted a 23% pay cut that remains in effect this month, although the guild says steps are being taken to alleviate it. Other unions at the paper had agreed to their contracts.

It still needs the rank and file vote approval.

The Globe reports as follows.

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The tentative agreement comes a little more than two weeks after the Boston Newspaper Guild narrowly rejected a similar package of concessions, and 10 days after the company, in response, imposed a 23 percent wage cut on nearly 700 editorial, advertising, and business office employees represented by the union.

The new proposal differs in only a few areas from the package that Guild members voted down June 8. The main concessions demanded by the paper's owner, The New York Times Co. …

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