Reporters at Democrat and Chronicle, Canandaigua Daily Messenger have a new contract


After two-and-a-half years of bargaining and a recent strike, two dozen journalists at the Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, New York) have a new two-year contract. It also affects reporters at the Canandaigua (New York) Daily Messenger.

The reporters, photojournalists and producers went on strike against the paper’s owner, Gannett, in early April, over a variety of pay and job security issues. They returned to work after a 19-day strike but continued to hold informational pickets near the D&C’s building on E. Main Street.

On Monday, the Newspaper Guild of Rochester, said that their members had unanimously approved a new two-year contract.

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