By: Staff Reports
Union Criticizes ‘Slow’ Labor Talks
Clutching coal-stuffed stockings, unionized Boston Herald
employees gathered outside the newspaper headquarters Thursday to
protest what they call slow labor talks.
The Newspaper Guild of Greater Boston-CWA Local 31032, which
represents more than 325 editorial and commercial workers at the
tabloid, said the Herald employees have worked more than
two years without a raise. It lists among its grievances the
Herald’s health-care benefits, proposal to outsource some
commercial work, and proposed 2% pay increase over four years.
“We’re fed up with a lack of progress toward a new contract,”
newsroom steward Tom Mashberg said. He said the Guild plans to
send a letter to community leaders describing its complaints
about the Herald.
Herald Publisher Pat Purcell was unavailable for comment
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