Philadelphia Newspaper Guild Approves Contract With IGM

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By: Mike Armstrongn |

The union representing journalists and other workers at The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and voted Thursday night to approve a two-year contract that cuts wages by 2.5 percent.

The vote, at a Center City hotel, was 200-35, according to union officials.

It was the culmination of a months-long effort by Interstate General Media L.L.C. to lower its operating costs by wringing concessions out of the 11 unions who represent workers in all departments of the two daily newspapers and the website.

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