January 8, 2001 |
Newspaper workers began voting on a contract offer from the Seattle Times that could end their 48-day-old strike. Union leaders recommended that their members vote in favor of the settlement reached last week, saying it wasn't everything they wanted but was the best they could do. The pact offers $3.30 an hour in raises over its six-year span. Members of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild, which represents about 870 workers at the state's largest daily, had until 5 p.m. today to vote.
December 31, 2000 |
Striking workers at the Seattle Times rejected the newspaper's latest contract offer, saying they weren't willing to accept layoffs that could last as long as a year. The vote, coming in the sixth week of the strike, was 348 to 87, according to the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild. Union leaders had recommended that their members reject the offer. Employees at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, who also went on strike Nov. 21, voted Thursday to accept their paper's contract proposal.
December 30, 2000 |
Union leaders are recommending that employees of the Seattle Times reject a contract offer intended to settle a strike that began more than five weeks ago. Meanwhile, employees of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer agreed to return to work next week after approving their contract. Back-to-work details for Times employees remained among the biggest sticking points in ending the strike by the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild, said Ron Judd, a union spokesman. Times President H.
December 29, 2000 |
Workers at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, one of the city's two strike-hit newspapers, ended a 38-day strike by approving a new contract, but wrangling over who could return to work, and when, threatened resolution of the walkout at the Seattle Times. The P-I contract offers a smaller hourly wage increase than the guild had wanted but increases company contributions to health plans. The hang-up at the Times is over back-to-work provisions.
December 12, 1990 |
Four years ago, editors at the Seattle Times were instituting a "pay-for-performance" salary system when they discovered what they thought was a troubling disparity--many minority staffers generally appeared to be paid less than their white colleagues. Most editors--most executives in any business--would probably have concealed that data or, perhaps, tried to quietly correct the situation.
March 28, 1990 |
A top Nordstrom Inc. executive called a Seattle newspaper's coverage of the retailer's labor problems "horrible," but he said the company's decision to cut advertising in the paper wasn't meant as retaliation. Co-chairman Jim Nordstrom said the company was only taking a closer look at the effectiveness of its advertising. Nordstrom spokeswoman Megan McKenzie said the company told The Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer on Friday that it was cutting back on its ads.