Globe and Union Step Back from the Brink

June 24, 2009 at 7:14 am

Last night the Boston Globe and its largest union reached agreement on a contract that was only slightly different from the contract the union rejected a couple of weeks ago. The New York Times got the $10 million cut from expenses that it said it needed. Instead of an 8% pay cut, they get a 5.9% cut, in exchange for deeper benefit cuts. The biggest benefit cut was the removal of lifetime employment guarantees for 176 people.

This was difficult, but the hardest part is left – keeping the paper alive.


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