Beacon Journal reaches agreement with union
Staff members at the Akron Beacon Journal have reached a tentative agreement with the newspaper on a four-year contract.
The contract includes pay increases in the first year of two-and-a-half percent to four-and-a-half percent, depending on job classification, and two percent in each of the final three years.
The Newspaper Guild unit has not set a date for voting on the contract. The agreement was reached yesterday. Staffers have been working without a contract since August when their three-year contract expired.