Guild, AP close several contract issues

The News Media Guild and the Associated Press met Monday and closed five issues in the editorial unit contract without change.

The two sides agreed to close arbitration, normal work, outside work and non-interference articles of the contract and the stock photography side letter.  In the technology unit contract, the two sides agreed to current language on arbitration, normal work and non-interference.

Representing the Guild were Tony Winton, Martha Waggoner, John Braunreiter, Don Ryan, Vin Cherwoo and Kevin Keane.

Representing the AP were Michelle Ehrlich, Sue Gilkey, Alison Quan and attorney Steve Macri.

Bargaining resumes Tuesday.