NEW YORK (AP) — Village Voice staffers have narrowly averted a strike after a contentious round of contract negotiations.
Writer Graham Rayman said the union reached a tentative agreement late Thursday, just hours before a midnight deadline. During negotiations the union had said the paper wanted to reduce health care benefits and stop contributing to retirement funds. Voice writers vowed to publish their own blog in the event of a strike and employees staged "symbolic" walkout Thursday.
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