Newspaper Guild members from the Sun-Times met Tuesday night and by virtually a 4 to 1 margin rejected a package of concessions they’d been told they’d have to make it they wanted the sale of the Sun-Times Media Group to go through.
Here’s the motion that was voted on:
The membership of the Sun-Times Unit rejects the Company’s Memorandum of Agreement and Settlement that guts our contract and takes away most rights that protects our members. The membership orders the Executive Director to communicate this vote to the company.
The Guild Sun-Times Unit further states that the Union is willing to bargain with the company on provisions that would help the company survive but not willing to give up all the rights of our members.
The motion was approved by a vote of 83 to 22.