WP, Union Reach Tentative Agreement That Includes Signing Bonus, Small Raise

By: Jim Romenesko | Poynter.org

The deal calls for the Washington Post to give all Guild-covered employees a $13 per week raise and an immediate signing bonus of $500 for full-time employees and $350 for less than 30 hour part-timers. The union says in a letter to members:

We believe that this tentative agreement represents the best possible deal at a time when the U.S. economy is shaky, the outlook for the industry is uncertain and many former Guild members have left the newspaper. We also believe that this round of labor talks has shown that the Post appears to be moving further toward making short-term gains at the expense of long-term survival.

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