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Revolving Door Newsletter: 06.09.09

Globe Workers Get 23 Percent Pay Cut; Observer Slashes Staff

June 9, 2009
While the Boston Globe's union of delivery truck drivers approved more than $2.5 million in wage and benefit cuts, its largest union -- representing nearly 700 editorial, advertising, and business office workers -- rejected a proposed deal. The paper's owner, The New York Times Co., responded by almost immediately declaring an impasse in negotiations and imposing a 23 percent pay cut. Members of the union said it voted against the deal -- which consisted of an eight-percent pay cut, a week-long furlough, and other cutbacks -- because management didn't take an equal amount of concessions. The two sides will continue to negotiate,...

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