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DETROIT NEWSPAPER AGENCY REPORTS TENTATIVE AGREEMENTS ON NON-ECONOMIC ISSUES WITH ALL UNIONS

 DETROIT NEWSPAPER AGENCY REPORTS TENTATIVE AGREEMENTS
 ON NON-ECONOMIC ISSUES WITH ALL UNIONS
 DETROIT, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit Newspaper Agency has reached tentative agreements on non-economic issues will all of its unions, and expects to begin bargaining on economic issues tonight.
 This evening, the DNA reached tentative agreements on non-economic issues with the pressroom and paper handler units, the last of the agency's 12 unions to agree on non-economic matters.
 The non-economic agreements include the reduction of more than 300 full-time jobs. it is expected that all of these reductions will be accomplished over the next two years through voluntary buyout offers. The offers include one-time cash payouts of up to $70,000 and up to 10 years of paid health insurance.
 Details of the settlements are being withheld, pending ratification by the unions.
 By mutual consent, the current contracts have been extended through midnight tonight.
 No strike deadlines have been set by any of the unions, and publication of the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press have continued during the contract talks.
 Separate talks are being held by the News and the Free Press with the Newspaper Guild over contracts for 500 news/editorial employees. A tentative agreement on non-economic issues has been reached between the Free Press and the Guild.
 The DNA prints, distributes and sells advertising for the News and the Free Press under the terms of their joint operating agreement.
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 /CONTACT: Susan Miles of Detroit Newspaper Agency, 313-223-4380/ CO: Detroit Newspaper Agency ST: Michigan IN: PUB SU:


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