The Boston Globe’s largest union is pleading with the New York Times [NYT] to extend today’s midnight deadline to come up with $20 million in cuts to keep the paper open, even as Publisher P. Stephen Ainsley told staff yesterday "there is much work yet to be done.".
The Boston Newspaper Guild last night asked for the stay of execution because it says management mistakenly counted $4 million of previous salary cuts among a menu of savings options from which the union could choose, the Globe reported.
The Guild, which learned of the gaffe Wednesday, wants more time to negotiate new concessions to satisfy the New York overlords and keep the embattled broadsheet operating, according to the Globe
How knee-slapping ironic would it be if the Boston Globe met its demise on May Day? In case you didn't know, today is a Commi holiday known as International Workers' Day.
My fingers are crossed....but I'm sure the inevitable will be dragged out, somehow.
However, I am a patient man and there's a reason there's no such thing as *fast torture*.
The best thing for the Globies would be to be shown the door today. So, ironies aside, I can't root for that. Let them subsist on *hope*, the drug du jour.