REUTERS, UNION, STRIKE A DEAL

By: Lucia Moses

Two Years Of Tense Talks Over



Financial news and information provider Reuters and the Newspaper Guild of New York
finalized a contract agreement today following more than two years of sometimes tense
labor talks.



The guild represents more than 500 editorial, technical, and sales support staff at
Reuters America, the U.S. subsidiary of the London-based company.



The agreement resolves outstanding job security and safety issues. The company sought
more flexibility in using and laying off staff, which was unacceptable to the guild. In
recent months, guild members had staged a byline strike and a sickout and threatened a
full strike to protest the company’s position.



Both sides say they’re pleased with the agreement. A guild official says he expects the
membership to ratify the agreement. That process should start by month’s end.


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Staff reports



Lucia Moses (lmoses@editorandpublisher.com) is an associate editor
for Editor & Publisher magazine.



Related stories:

REUTERS JOURNALISTS RETURN TO WORK (01/20/00)

(http://www.editorandpublisher.com/ephome/news/newshtm/stories/012000n1.htm)

REUTERS SUFFERS SICKOUT IN N.Y. TODAY (01/18/00)

(http://www.editorandpublisher.com/ephome/news/newshtm/stories/011800n5.htm)









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