The Detroit Newspaper Guild and 21st CMH Acquisition Company agreed on a contract that was ratified by members March 30. The agreement covers employees of the Daily Tribune in Royal Oak and the Macomb Daily in Mount Clemens, and follows a circulation and advertising boycott initiated by the Guild after members balked at the company’s initial proposal.
According to the Detroit Newspaper Guild, about 98 jobs will be lost. Terms of the agreement include a two-year wage freeze, no layoffs for one year and enhanced severance for workers who are losing their jobs.
“It’s a very tough settlement, but this is the best that we could extract under the circumstances,” Detroit Newspaper Guild President Louis Mleczko told the Detroit Free Press.
For more information, read ‘Extremely difficult’ talks yield pact at Detroit JRC papers at the Newspaper Guild’s site.
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