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Newsday employees resoundingly send it back to the negotiating table

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Faced with an odious contract offer from management, 473 out of 483 eligible Newsday employees voted yesterday against a deal which would have entailed a minimum 10-percent cut in wages, a longer workweek and the loss of a week's worth of vacation days.


    Ten yes, 473 no. So who are the 10?
  2. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I guess there wasn't a no layoffs pledge with the offer? As for the contract, everything in it sucks except a 40-hour workweek.
  3. copperpot

    copperpot Well-Known Member

    I can't quite get from the article whether this contract offer was for editorial employees. Does anyone know?

    The affected group is described as "the 1,100-strong Graphic Communications Conference/International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 406."
  4. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Working Longer for Less Pay = New Journalism, circa 2009-10
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Especially given who controls Newsday, I hope it drew blood when they shoved it back up their asses.
  6. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    The editorial staffers are included in that group, according to the story. There are about 240 of them. The contracts for various subgroups expire at various times; editorial's is April 1.
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    But they charge for content. How could this happen?
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Because they're still paying for Isiah Thomas' bad decisions.
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Or ...

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