Sunday, 3 July 2011
Village Voice Averts Strike As Negotiators Agree On Contract Terms
Fans of the movie reviews at NYC's The Village Voice can relax.�Talk of a strike at the alternative weekly has abated after negotiators for employees and management� reached a tentative agreement on a new contract last night, union spokesman Graham�Rayman said in a statement.�He added that the terms would not be disclosed until they're presented to union members for their approval today. �Employees' three-year contract expired yesterday. They�authorized a strike as the paper's owner, Village Voice Media, sought cuts in health and retirement benefits.�Negotiations in 2005 and 2008 followed a similar pattern with the union preparing to strike and agreeing to new terms at the last minute.