Reuters parent reaches deal with union US journalists

Thomson Reuters Corp. reached a tentative contract agreement with its unionized U.S. journalists, including pay raises and terms that let most employees work from home three days a week next year, reports Josh Eidelson of Bloomberg News.

Eidelson reports, “The accord, coming a month after members voted to authorize a potential strike, includes a 10% wage increase spread over three years and a $5,000 signing bonus, according to the Communications Workers of America’s NewsGuild, which represents around 300 Reuters reporters, photographers and video journalists in the US.

“The proposed agreement would also restrict management from using nondisclosure agreements in harassment and discrimination cases, and let employees mostly work from home in 2023. After that, the company would have discretion to require more time in the office. Union members are slated to vote Wednesday on the agreement.

“A Reuters spokesperson didn’t immediately comment. The 171- year-old newswire previously said it was ‘fully committed to constructive negotiations’ with the union. The prior contract expired two years ago.”

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