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Globe Union Caves, Votes to Accept $10M in Cuts

(Newser) - The Boston Globe's biggest union has ended a four-month battle with the New York Times company and voted to accept $10 million in pay and benefit cuts, the Boston Herald reports. Union members—who have been living with a 23% pay cut since rejecting an 8.3% decrease last month—... More »

Boston Real-Estate Firm May Buy Globe

Paper's top union wants stake in broadsheet

(Newser) - A Boston real-estate and investment firm is considering buying the Globe from the New York Times Company, and the paper’s biggest union wants a piece, too, the Herald reports. Intercontinental Real Estate Corp. says it’s been in talks for weeks to purchase the beleaguered newspaper. More »

Times Co. Puts Globe on Market

(Newser) - The New York Times Company has hired Goldman Sachs to handle a possible sale of the Boston Globe, the Globe reports. Goldman, which has also been trying to help the Times Co. unload its 17.5% stake in the Red Sox, has been telling prospective buyers it would accept bids... More »

Globe Union Rejects Pay Cut

Struggling newspaper's staff vote against deal to slice pay, benefits despite warnings

(Newser) - The Boston Globe's biggest union has turned down a contract involving pay and benefit cuts despite threats that doing so may lead to deeper cuts, the New York Times reports. Boston Newspaper Guild members voted 277-265 against the offer from the New York Times Company after 12 hours of voting,... More »

Globe Union to Vote on Pay Cut

Rejection could spark legal battle

(Newser) - The Boston Globe’s biggest union votes today on whether to accept a $10 million cut to their wages and benefits, including an 8.4% pay cut, or to mount a legal fight with parent the New York Times Co., the Boston Herald reports. If the contract is rejected, the... More »

Globe Strikes Deal With Last Holdout Union

Paper likely to remain in business as employees take major cuts

(Newser) - The Boston Globe and its largest union struck a tentative deal early this morning that will likely keep the newspaper's owner, the New York Times Company, from shutting down the title. The union representing more than 600 employees in the editorial and advertising divisions was the last holdout in negotiations... More »

Globe Guild Execs Got Raises as Members Went Without

(Newser) - The leaders of the Boston Globe’s biggest union have given themselves substantial raises over the past 3 years, even as the people they represent went without, the Herald reports. Boston Newspaper Guild president Dan Totten—who recently lambasted New York Times Co. execs for giving themselves extra days off... More »

As NY Plays Hardball, Globe Swings in Wind

Tensions high as last union works toward deal with Times Co.

(Newser) - Tensions are high as the last of seven Boston Globe unions tries to hammer out a deal with the New York Times Company, the Washington Post reports. The Boston Newspaper Guild has blasted the Times Co’s “bullying tactics” in negotiations set to resume as soon as today, but... More »

6 Globe Unions Cut Deal; Largest Remains

Two more still need to settle differences or Boston paper will shutter

(Newser) - Under threat of closure from the New York Times Co., six of the Boston Globe's seven unions have hammered out tentative deals with management, agreeing to millions in concessions, reports the Globe. But the newspaper's largest union, the Boston Newspaper Guild, is taking a break from negotiations following what the... More »

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