New Three-Year Contract Ratified At New York Times Digital


Guild members at the New York Times Digital unit have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new three-year contract.  The final vote was 63 in favor of the settlement and four against, with no abstentions.  The new contract includes significant wage increases and/or bonuses for 2008 and will achieve weekly pay parity with the newspaper beginning March 31, 2009.   Highlights of the agreement are:

•    Three Year contract running March 31, 2008 through March 30, 2011

•    Wage increases retroactive to March 31, 2008 and salary hikes in 2009 & 2010

•    For the first time, night and lobster differentials will be paid to Guild employees who are assigned to those shifts

•    Pay for time worked in a higher job classification

•    8i training program for Web Producer, Web Designer and Video Journalist job categories

•    Creation of Group O level positions

•    Employees will be eligible to participate in the Time’s Distinguished Journalism Program

New York Guild President Bill O’Meara said, “Given the current economic environment and the challenges the media industry is facing we are pleased the Times has made a commitment to invest in the future of the website.”   The Guild bargaining committee, led by O’Meara, included Local Representative Anthony Napoli, Unit Chair Erik Piepenburg, First Vice Chair Sarah Graham, Unit Members Matt Orr and Caryn Tutino.

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