The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia

We thought this was about money

A daylong effort by the Guild to help the company reach its economic
goal blew up at 5 p.m. Friday when negotiators from IGM made a proposal
to undermine seniority.

The Guild had offered concessions to reach the company’s targeted
savings, a key element of which was a buyout package. The company then
stunned Guild negotiators by tying that buyout package to their
seniority “poison pill” disguised as a performance review.

The Guild saw no reason to meet over the weekend and bargaining will
resume Monday morning.

In solidarity,

The Guild Bargaining Committee