Voting for the new 2016-2019 Seattle Times Guild contract concluded yesterday at 5:30 p.m.
Based on the tally of ballots at the end of voting, the new contract was approved by a significant majority.
It has been a long-standing Pacific NW Guild practice not to publish any specific numbers relating to internal votes. However, any member in good standing who wants more detail on the vote can request to examine the ballots and voting materials at the Guild office. If you wish to do so, please contact the Guild office by phone or email.
Thank you to everyone who voted.
Thank you also to everyone who participated in the process along the way, by responding to surveys, sending in e-mails, talking with members of the committee, and communicating with fellow employees and Times managers.
Critical comments and positive suggestions were both vitally important in directing our talks with the company.
Regardless of whether or not you were fully satisfied with the final agreement, your voice and contribution were vital to whatever improvements and positive additions we were able to gain in the final agreement.
Your commitment to each other is ultimately what allows us to achieve anything at all.
From your bargaining team:
Phil Kearney (Advertising), Rob Davila (News), Barb Heller (Circulation), Darryl Sclater (TNG):