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AP: No Guild tech staffers will lose jobs because of planned outsourcing

None of the 67 Guild-covered staffers who work in the technology unit will lose their jobs because of the Associated Press plan to outsource some work, the company told the union at the bargaining table Tuesday.

“It will not affect U.S. Guild staff,” said Jessica Bruce, vice president of human resources for the AP.

The company provided no details of the outsourcing plan, other than that it exists, during a conference call last week with the technology unit.

Also Tuesday, the company revised its proposal on the weekly mileage allowance for photographers, videographers and video journalists. Those staffers would receive a weekly non-wage stipend of $33 that would be taxable as required by law. They would not receive the stipend during weeks when on out-of-town assignments when they don’t use their personal car. Continue reading