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AP refuses to discuss quality journalism as part of grievance

The News Media Guild has closed a grievance involving a staffer who refused to talk with a business news editor who repeatedly inserted errors into his copy.

The grievance was closed after management snubbed Guild efforts to discuss the manager’s editing errors, saying it was not a topic for discussion. The staffer will enter a letter into his personnel file listing all the errors.

The union advised the staffer that he must not refuse to talk with the editor again. AP agreed staffers can go over an editor’s head to his or her boss when errors are inserted into their copy in the future rather than dealing with the manager inserting the errors. Continue reading