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Remaining NYT Staffers Get Assurances: No ‘Next Round’ Of Layoffs Planned

nyt logo.jpgAfter layoffs last week completed the 100 newsroom cuts executive editor Bill Keller promised earlier this year, it looks like New York Times staffers can finally rest easy and welcome the New Year with a celebratory toast.

On Friday, Keller sent a memo to his employees, promising “there is no further newsroom staff cut planned or foreseen, no ‘next round’ on the agenda.” What’s more, furloughs and the pay cuts taken by staffers this past year will become a thing of the past, so those remaining at the Times will be in the newsroom and working, and being paid as much as they were at the beginning of the year. It may have taken all year, but there is finally some good news to be had in the newspaper industry.

Keller also promised some reorganization of the newsroom, particularly the copy desk, in order to fill holes left from buyouts and layoffs. First on the agenda: the national and foreign desks’ copy editors will be combined next month, while the temporary combination of the travel and styles departments will become permanent, Keith Kelly reported.

Although Keller did add that there are “no guarantees” about the future at the Gray Lady, it looks like surviving Times-ers have a lot to celebrate this holiday season.

Read the whole memo here.

Times says editing of staff done for now

Previously: Layoffs Hit New York Times

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Boston Globe Union Rejects Cuts

globe.pngLast night, The Boston Globe‘s largest union, the Boston Newspaper Guild, rejected $10 million in wage and benefit cuts proposed by the paper’s owner, The New York Times Co.

The guild, which represents nearly 700 editorial, advertising, and business office workers, voted 277 to 265 to reject the Times Co.’s contract offer, according to As a result, the Globe‘s owner said it would impose a 23 percent pay cut, which is set to go into effect next week.

In response, the guild has promised members that it will file unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board and seek a court order barring the Times Co.’s from implementing the cuts, reported. The guild is the only one of four Globe unions to reject the Times Co.’s proposed offer.

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We Hear: WNYC Staff To Take Pay Cuts

wnyc.pngMultiple sources have told us that senior staffers at New York public radio station WNYC will be taking a 5% pay cut as the station faces decreased underwriting revenues and a budget deficit.

Publicists for WNYC refused to comment on the pay cut, but confirmed that the station is considering laying off up to seven employees (which we told you about last week).

“Like most non-profits and cultural institutions, WNYC has been impacted by the economic downturn and has seen revenues decline, primarily in underwriting,” WNYC Director of Publicity Jennifer Houlihan said in a statement. “We have significantly cut back on our operating expenses, but unfortunately must still consider the possibility of laying off up to seven of the 219 current employees. We expect to make a final determination in the coming weeks.”

We have gotten conflicting information about how much WNYC’s deficit will be for next year, although the New York Times reported last month that underwriting revenues were 25% below projections for this year. If you have any info, put it in the anonymous tip box at right or email us.

Earlier: Possible Layoffs At WNYC