Monday, October 03, 2005

In a Guilded Cage

Free Sponges for AllWRGB isn't the only operation in town experiencing labor trouble. Newspaper Guild employees at the TU have been wrangling with the paper over the details of a new contract for over a year now, and on Sunday, the membership overwhelmingly rejected the company's latest contract offer. Unlike the NABET v. WRGB affair, which involves mostly engineers and photographers, the nearly 300 Times Union Guild employees include a wide range of workers from all over the building ---even the sales staff are members.

Meanwhile in New York, work continues on the "glittering glass office tower -46 stories tall - the new Hearst headquarters". The 46 story monument is scheduled for completion in April '06. Maybe they'll have wrapped up this contract thing by then.