Tagged: Boston Newspaper Guild

What next at the Globe?

July 21st, 2009 in Media 0 comments

newspapersWith the Boston Globe‘s largest union finally okaying a contract with $10 million in concessions, all eyes are on its owner, The New York Times, to see if it will sell New England’s largest newspaper.  Professor Lou Ureneck, the BU Journalism Department chair and an authority on the business of newspapers, can offer some informed speculation.

Contact Lou Ureneck, 617-353-4095, lureneck@bu.edu

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Boston Globe union vote

July 17th, 2009 in Media 0 comments

The Boston Globe’s largest union, the Boston Newspaper Guild, votes Monday on the latest contract proposal from the parent company New York Times, with a total of $10 million in savings on the line.  Pulitzer-winning College of Communication Dean Tom Fiedler, a former Miami Herald executive editor, can discuss what’s at stake.

Contact Tom Fiedler, 617-353-3488, tfiedler@bu.edu

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The Globe turns a corner

June 24th, 2009 in Media 0 comments

boston-globe-masthead-1752The Boston Newspaper Guild has reportedly reached a tentative agreement with Boston Globe management on a contract that cuts pay 6 percent and eliminates lifetime job guarantees.  With parent company New York Times still shopping the Globe, the Guild has set a contract ratification date of July 20.  College of Communication Associate Dean Tobe Berkovitz can discuss the situation.

Contact Tobe Berkovitz, 617-353-3447, tobetv@bu.edu

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On the Globe watch

June 19th, 2009 in Media 0 comments

The Boston Globe‘s largest union meets again on Monday with management to talk about a new contract with the parent company The New York Times.  The union also has set July 20th  for a contract ratification vote, though there’s no contract yet to ratify.  College of Communication Dean Tom Fiedler, a Pulitzer-winning former executive editor of the Miami Herald, can discuss the situation.

Contact Tom Fiedler, 617-353-3488, tfiedler@bu.edu

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Globe, union talks still on

June 17th, 2009 in Media 0 comments

Boston Globe management and the paper’s largest union are still talking.  Face-to-face talks overnight ended without a contract resolution, but will resume Monday.  College of Communication Journalism Department Chairman Lou Ureneck, a former deputy editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer and authority on the business of newspapers, can offer perspective on where the talks may head.

Contact Lou Ureneck, 617-353-4095, lureneck@bu.edu

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Globe union and the NLRB

June 16th, 2009 in Media 0 comments

1190052260_28444The Boston Globe’s largest union is to meet today with the National Labor Relations Board for the first time since rejecting a cost-cutting contract offer from parent the parent  New York Times Company.  Meantime, the Boston Newspaper Guild continues talks with Globe management about a new concession package.  College of Communication journalism Professor Christopher Daly, an authority on the history of U.S. journalism, can discuss the big picture.

Contact Christopher Daly, 617-353-4295, cdaly@bu.edu

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Last gasp for Globe union?

June 15th, 2009 in Media 0 comments

Boston Globe management meets today with the paper’s largest union, which wants to suggest some cost-cutting moves the union can support after rejecting the paper’s contract offer last week.  College of Communication Dean Tom Fiedler, a Pulitzer-winning former executive editor of the Miami Herald, can offer some insight into the Globe’s future.

Contact Tom Fiedler, 617-353-3488, tfiedler@bu.edu

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Boston Globe showdown

June 9th, 2009 in Media 0 comments

boston-globe-masthead-175With the Boston Globe’s largest union rejecting the parent company New York Times’ latest cost-cutting contract, the union now could go to National Labor Relation s Board and federal court to block a Times-imposed 23-percent across-the-board pay cut.  College of Communication Dean Tom Fiedler, a Pulitizer-winning former executive editor of the Miami Herald, can discuss the road ahead.

Contact Tom Fiedler, 617-353-3488, tfiedler@bu.edu

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D-Day at Boston Globe

June 8th, 2009 in Media 0 comments

Amid talk that it may be rejected, the Boston Globe’s largest union votes today on a wage-cutting contract proposal from the parent New York Times Company.  College of Communication Professor Christopher Daly, an authority on American journalism history, can put the vote in context.

Contact Chrisopher Daly, 617-353-4295, cdaly@bu.edu

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