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EFE: No Such Thing As a Normal Workday

WASHINGTON, Mar. 12  – After 15 months of bargaining, EFE News Services introduced a new and far reaching proposal that would

Guild members stand united  outside the door to EFE's Washington, DC bureau before contract talks resume Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Guild members stand united outside the door to EFE’s Washington, DC bureau before contract talks resumed, Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

end the concept of a normal workday, all but eliminate overtime, and dismantle scheduling protections for workers. EFE also reversed course on the severance pay article, adding a new penalty for workers who could not accept a transfer.

EFE’s new proposals came after the Guild told the Employer it would agree to the company’s previous hours, overtime and scheduling proposal (with a minor change regarding using English in posted schedules) and EFE’s December severance proposal. At the time, both EFE and the Guild viewed bargaining over these items as largely complete.

“EFE launched today an assault on family life,” said Jorge Bañales, the Guild’s unit chair. Continue reading