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Seattle Newspapers Strike Stuck

Monday, 27 November 2000 12:00 AM

According to Fox News:

After meeting separately with the newspapers and the striking Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild, the federal mediator, Jeff Clark, said Sunday it doesn't appear as though either side is ready to budge from its position.

"I've not gotten any indication that either side is ready to make a new proposal," Clark said.

He has yet to decide whether to bring them back to the bargaining table.

The Seattle Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which have separate newsrooms but conduct their business operations under a joint agreement, have offered their journalists a $3.30 hourly raise over six years.

The Guild is asking for a three-year contract with $3.25 in raises, matching 401(k) contributions and other improvements.

Currently at both newspapers, a journeyman reporter – one with six years of experience – is paid $21.12 per hour, or $844.88 per week, a little under $44,000 a year.

The salaries being negotiated would be in the range of $50,000 a year.

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