TEAMSTERS SET CONTRACT VOTE IN DETROIT

By: Mark Fitzgerald

Bitter Labor Dispute Could Finally End





Teamsters delivery and mailers locals at Detroit’s daily
newspapers set a Dec. 17 date for contract-ratification votes
that could end the bitter labor dispute that began with a July
1995 strike by six unions. The two locals representing 1,100
workers had defied a Nov. 15 vote deadline that Detroit
Newspapers – the joint operating agency for Knight Ridder’s
Detroit Free Press and Gannett Co. Inc.’s Detroit
News – had set for its “final” contract offer.



Details of the pacts were not divulged, but they are believed to
contain the same 2% raise approved by composing, editorial,
maintenance, and pressmen unions.







Mark Fitzgerald (mfitzgerald@editorandpublisher.com) is editor at large for E&P.







Related story:



IS END NEAR FOR DETROIT LABOR DISPUTE? (11/13/00)







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