Friday, March 6, 2009

Sacramento Bee union staffers agree to pay cut

Guild members at The Sacramento Bee agreed today to take pay cuts of up to 6 percent to save jobs at the 152-year-old newspaper. The union reports that its members voted 65 percent to 35 percent to accept the pay cuts.

According to the Bee, the vote means as many as 34 unionized news and advertising workers will be laid off. If the Guild had rejected the pay cuts, the layoffs would have totaled as many as 53. The Guild represents about 270 of The Bee's 1,120 employees.

As many as 26 unionized newsroom jobs will disappear, representing about 11 percent of the total, according to the Bee.

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