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CONTRACT TALKS CONTINUE BETWEEN DETROIT NEWSPAPER AGENCY, UNIONS CURRENT CONTRACTS EXTENDED UNTIL MIDNIGHT, MAY 2

 CONTRACT TALKS CONTINUE BETWEEN DETROIT NEWSPAPER AGENCY, UNIONS
 CURRENT CONTRACTS EXTENDED UNTIL MIDNIGHT, MAY 2
 DETROIT, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit Newspaper Agency (DNA) and unions representing DNA employees have agreed to extend the current contracts until midnight tonight, giving negotiators an additional six hours to seek agreements.
 Meanwhile, production and distribution of the Sunday edition of The Detroit News and Free Press continued without disruption.
 At 9 p.m., contract talks were continuing between the agency and the unions at the Detroit News Building downtown.
 The DNA prints, distributes and sells advertising for The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press under the terms of their Joint Operating Agreement.
 The agency has reached tentative agreements with five unions, but lacks agreements with six other unions, including the Teamsters, mailers and pressmen.
 The contracts affect nearly 2,700 employees of the DNA. The newspapers are holding separate talks with the Newspaper Guild, which represents news and editorial employees.
 Further details will be provided as events occur.
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 /CONTACT: Susie Miles of the Detroit Newspaper Agency, 313-223-4380/ CO: Detroit Newspaper Agency ST: Michigan IN: SU:


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