Tribune Publishing to furlough 160 union staffers a week per month

NY POST

Tribune Publishing and The Chicago Tribune Guild, the union representing its newsroom employees, have reached a tentative agreement to furlough 160 editorial staffers for one week in the months of May, June and July, while postponing discussions of longer-term furloughs until at least the end of July. The union tweeted the terms of the tentative agreement to staffers on Tuesday, and said it “fends off permanent pay reductions and assures us that the company will not try further cuts until at least the end of July.” The furloughs apply to the unionized employees with an annual base pay of $40,000 or higher. Staffers facing a furlough also have the option of taking a voluntary buyout package.

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