Plain Dealer editorial staffers have agreed to wage reduction and furloughs in exchange for a one-year moratorium on layoffs.
Other unions, including press operators and some Teamsters turned down the concessions.
Editorial people will take an 8.1 percent slam on their paychecks and 11 days of “furlough,” meaning days off without pay.
One PD reporter today said that she gladly takes more time off but wasn’t too happy with the loss of income.
The result of the pay cut and furlough provides some 12 percent cost savings for the Plain Dealer. That’s the percentage of savings management desired in talks leading up to the vote on Friday.