AP, Union Reach Tentative Deal
February 10, 2009 at 5:13 AM (PT)
The ASSOCIATED PRESS and the NEWS MEDIA GUILD have reached a tentative agreement on a new deal, AP reports. Employees would get a 2% raise under the two-year deal, which will go into effect MARCH 2nd if ratified by the rank and file, and would also receive a $500 lump sum minus standard deductions at the start of Year 2.
Ratification is expected within three to four weeks.