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DETROIT NEWSPAPER AGENCY PRESIDENT GIVES STATEMENT ON CONTRACT MEETINGS

DETROIT NEWSPAPER AGENCY PRESIDENT GIVES STATEMENT ON CONTRACT MEETINGS
 DETROIT, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Following is a statement from Frank Vega, president and CEO, Detroit Newspaper Agency:
 "Meetings with unions representing employees at the Detroit Newspaper Agency are continuing tonight as we near the contract expiration deadline of midnight, Thursday, April 30.
 "We have tentative agreements with five of our unions and are hopeful that an agreement will be reached with the rest by the deadline. We believe that both sides are firmly committed to reaching agreements.
 "This is a difficult time for the DNA and both newspapers economically -- we continue to lose money, and have every year since the late 1970s. We simply cannot continue to operate this way. A company that can't make money can't promise job security to anyone.
 "We have already cut costs in many areas, but our labor costs are still extraordinarily high, in part, because our labor contracts require us to hire more people than we need to get the job done.
 "In these negotiations, we aren't asking anyone to take a pay cut. But, we are working with the unions to find fair and reasonable ways to reduce our staff, while minimizing the impact on our work force. We have offered buyouts to several of the unions and many more employees have volunteered to accept the offer than the number we need to reduce. These buyouts would only take effect if an agreement is reached.
 "We look forward to achieving fair and equitable agreements so that we can move forward to a secure future for both of Detroit's newspapers, for the Detroit Newspaper Agency and for all of our employees."
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 /CONTACT: Susie Miles of Detroit Newspaper Agency, 313-222-4380/ CO: Detroit Newspaper Agency ST: Michigan IN: PUB SU:


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