'Projo' Union May Offer Concessions To Avoid Newspaper Layoffs
Posted: 9/15/2012 | By: Ted Nesi | WPRI
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – The Providence Journal’s largest union says
it may consider offering contract concessions such as temporary pay
cuts in order to avoid layoffs if too few employees accept the voluntary
buyout offer put forward last week.
In a letter sent Friday, the Providence Newspaper Guild asked Journal
management for a chance to discuss other ways of saving money before
the company moves forward with layoffs. Employees must volunteer to take
the buyout by Monday and have been warned layoffs could follow if too few accept it.