‘Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’ Reaches Tentative Agreements with Unions

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By: E&P Staff

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Aug. 14 that it reached tentative agreements with its 10 employee unions for contracts to run through March 2013.

The unions represent 737 full-time and 69 part-time hourly employees. Details were withheld pending the contracts’ ratification.

Citing “hard work on both sides over the last several months,” Post-Gazette President Christopher H. Chamberlain said, “We look forward to a successful outcome.” Teamsters Local 211 President Joe Molinero also was optimistic, expecting to be able to call a ratification meeting “within two weeks.”

Molinero was quoted saying, “the union… gave the Post-Gazette the necessary adjustments in our contracts to get them through the tough, trying times that they’re experiencing.” Noting that newspapers across the country are in similar situations, Molinero added, “We did what we had to do to make sure that the jobs that remain at the Post-Gazette are still good newspaper jobs, and we gave the company some breathing room.”

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