Guild members at the Canton Repository recently rejected a three-year contract extension off from GateHouse/New Media. Although the offer included signing bonuses spread through the length of the contract and some outsourcing protections for about 20 jobs, there were no raises for the roughly 150 members of that unit of the Northeast Ohio Newspaper Guild.
So they voted down the offer. They will fight for raises along with United Media Guild members in Springfield, Rockford and Pekin — where our people have gone years without raises.
Perhaps this desk tent will look good in the newsrooms: gatejhouse