‘Boston Globe’ Union Sets Vote Date for Wage, Other Cuts

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Members of The Boston Globe’s largest union will vote on June 8 whether to ratify wage and benefit cuts that the newspaper’s parent company, The New York Times Co., is demanding to keep the 137-year-old daily from closing.

The Globe on Monday reported that members of the Boston Newspaper Guild will vote on proposals for an 8.3% wage cut and a 5-day unpaid furlough, for a total pay cut of roughly 10%.

Other cutbacks include a freeze on pension contributions for many employees and the elimination of lifetime job guarantees for about 190 Guild members.

Times Co. has threatened to shut down the Globe unless its unions agree to cut annual expenses by $20 million.

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