Non-newsroom Bargaining: Session One

20 Jan

DENVER POST MANAGEMENT and representatives of the Guild non-newsroom unit met Thursday afternoon in the opening session of collective bargaining. In this first session, each side presented a big-picture explanation of the areas of the contract they want to address.

The company identified three key issues:

  • The roll of seniority in the layoff process
  • The ability to consolidate work within MediaNews, or to subcontract work
  • The 401(k) match

The union presented a list of issues and explained that a majority of the contract changes sought are restoration of items given up in the current contract including:

  • Additional sick days
  • A 40 hour workweek for all full-time employees
  • Holiday pay for part-time employees

Both sides indicated there are additional issues they would like to discuss.

We are scheduled to meet again Friday, Jan. 20.

Kathy Rudolph
Sam Johnson
Maureen Shively
Michelle Miller
Tom Peterson
Laurie Faliano
Paulette Shrefler
Tony Mulligan

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