Contract talks are beginning at the Hearst-owned San Francisco Chronicle.
The threats to close the newspaper appear to be gone. It was concessions agreed to by the employees of the Chronicle in hopes of saving the newspaper that led to the Times Union making similar demands here, even while TU leaders said this newspaper remained profitable. (We’ve always acknowledged that the TU is not as profitable as it once was, nor is any newspaper, which is why we offered significant concessions in our last negotiations.)
Talks at the Times Union will resume next year, although the Guild is always willing to entertain bargaining to resolve the legal matters currently pending.
You can keep up on the negotiations at our sister paper here. We wish our good friend Michael Cabanatuan, president of the local, and his colleagues all the best.