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More settlements at The New York Times.

More settlements at The New York Times

The latest in a series of settlements between The New York Times and various unions covered 2,000 news, advertising, circulation, and business employees represented by the Newspaper Guild. Five unions had settled earlier and eight are still negotiating. Contracts for all 14 unions expired March 30, 1987, but operations continued under extensions while the parties concentrated on resolving the major issue: how to protect the jobs of those employees who might be affected by a $400 million printing plant scheduled to be built in Edison, NJ, in 1990, contingent on the outcome of the various settlements.

All of the six settlements already attained were for 6year terms, and provided for similar economic terms. One settlement, for mailers, provided for typical terms, including wage increases totaling $215 a week over the term and a $18.35 weekly increase in the newspaper's financing of benefits. The mailers also gained a lifetime job guaranty for current employees and new employees hired prior to 1990.

Another contract that provided for a job guaranty-of 10 years-covered press operators.
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Title Annotation:Developments in Industrial Relations.
Author:Ruben, George
Publication:Monthly Labor Review
Date:Aug 1, 1988
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