Labor and management continue to be far apart at the Boston Herald, as the Newspaper Guild reports that employees on the commercial side have rejected the company’s contract offer by a vote of 35 to 12. This follows last week’s 32-26 no vote by editorial employees. The Guild tweets:
Commercial has it worse than editorial. They got hit with a pay cut and furlough last time and the company came back for more this time.
— BostonHeraldWorkers (@HeraldWorkers) May 28, 2015
The Guild also tweeted a copy of a statement by Herald publisher Pat Purcell, which reads in full:
We are disappointed that the Boston Herald Commercial and Editorial units of The Newspaper Guild of Greater Boston failed to ratify new collective bargaining agreements. We have been, and will continue to be, negotiating in good faith. We look forward to the next round of discussion, and hope it results in a fair and equitable outcome.