Monday, February 8, 2010

Newspaper Guild Lodges NLRB Complaint Against Thomson Reuters

NEW YORK - APRIL 17:  Thomson Reuters CEO Tom ...Image by Getty Images via Daylife
Financial information and news service Thomson Reuters is the target of a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) complaint filed by the Newspaper Guild of New York, Local 31003 of the Communications Workers of America.

The Guild has accused Thomson Reuters of unilaterally declaring an impasse in contract negotiations on Jan. 19 so that it could impose draconian pay cuts against unionized journalists and technicians. The Guild claims the pay cuts average will 10 percent, but Thomson Reuters disputes the claim, arguing that the roughly 400 unionized journalists at Reuters News Service  actually will see a .5 percent boost in their wages.

The Guild also alleged that Thomson Reuters implemented a Twitter policy for its staff without negotiating the issue with the union. New York City-based Thomson Reuters is the product of the Thomson Corp. 2008 purchase of Reuters.

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  1. Draco was an interesting guy. An Athenian legislator of the Seventh Century BC, he punished every crime, even trivial ones, with death. He would be equally at home in Texas today.