In recent years, roller manufacturers have addressed this situation via compound modification, mechanical changes in roller design and educational materials to assist pressmen
in dealing with these new challenges.
Also contained in the contract are new no-strike, no-lockout language and expanded job security coverage for pressmen and apprentices who will work under the agreement.
This will allow the Union to maintain for this long-term agreement a positive quality of work life for its Globe pressmen and apprentices.
Provides the pressmen with bonuses that coincide with the two phases of staffing reductions and increased contributions toward healthcare.
The agreement covers New York Times pressmen employed at the newspaper's two printing facilities in Edison, New Jersey, and Flushing, New York.
The Pressman's Union bargains separately with the Globe on behalf of both pressmen
and paperhandlers at the paper.
's Union, which represents some 190 pressmen
, voted yesterday afternoon in favor of the agreement covering the years 2002 through 2010.
Don't forget to buy lots of sweets," says Pressmen
"because your 'Creepy Mansion' will be the most popular house in town