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Guild proposes language to address short-staffing

The News Media Guild made a revised overall proposal Wednesday that included language to address short-staffing in bureaus across the Associated Press.

The proposed language reads: “Adding additional work for any employee will require a corresponding decrease in the amount of work the employee previously performed.”

AP staffers across the country have been dealing with growing workloads at the same time as employees are leaving the company. Just this week, the Guild learned of three union-covered staffers who are leaving. The proposal would address some quality journalism concerns voiced by employees nationwide. Continue reading