Parties to resume talks January 11

The Newspaper Guild will resume its off-the-record talks with the Times Union on Tuesday, January 11.

The union pressed the company to schedule a negotiating date to respond to the off-the-record proposal the union made on November 23. When the company said it was unable to make the December date the union requested, the Guild suggested the January 11 date and the company agreed.

“We are committed to keep trying to resolve all the outstanding issues,” Guild President Tim O’Brien said. “We wish we could discuss our proposals and the company’s responses publicly, but we are advised by counsel that it is best not to do so given our pending legal cases.”

The union will be represented by O’Brien, First Vice President Lindsay LaFountain and Chief Steward Brian Nearing. International Representative Jim Schaufenbil will again join us.

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