Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Guild approves Sun buyout plan

Dropping its negotiating position that two weeks was not enough time for employees to decide whether to participate in The Sun’s recently announced buyout plan, the Baltimore-Washington Newspaper Guild said Monday that its 465-member unit at the Tribune Co. newspaper could participate.

“We have agreed,” Guild President Bill Salganik said of management’s plan to cut 45 positions throughout the Baltimore Sun Media Group’s work force. “We look forward, however, to The Sun finding more ways to generate revenue rather than balancing the budget by reducing the number of journalists and customer-service people.” Full story

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