"News & Issues" piece on union members at the Portland Press Herald who are not
"News & Issues" piece on union members at the Portland Press Herald who are not happy with the company's initial new contract proposal. The daily Press Herald and sister Maine Sunday Telegram are Maine's only unionized newspapers. Reporters start at $28,600 a year and top out at $41,392. They work a 37.5-hour week and get paid overtime if they work more than 7.5 hours any day. The company's offer calls for a five-year contract with annualized raises of 1.85 percent. It also seeks to increase the work week to 40 hours, to triple employees' share of health insurance over the course of the contract, and limit overtime pay through a weekly calculation rather than a daily one. Ted Cohen, a reporter with 25 years' experience, characterized the offer as "an insult."
Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Wages and salaries
Burnett, Lee, ""News & Issues" piece on union members at the Portland Press Herald who are not" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4587.