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04/10/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

San Francisco Chronicle Reaches Tentative Deal With Union

(03-09) 18:57 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Chronicle and its largest union have reached a tentative agreement on contract concessions that the company says are essential for saving the newspaper, both parties said Monday.

Members of the California Media Workers Guild, Local 39521, will vote as early as Thursday on the contract revisions, which require ratification by a majority of Guild members. In a statement, the Guild negotiating committee recommended membership approval.

The Chronicle has asked the Guild for significant changes to the collective bargaining agreement involving hours, wages, benefits and staff reductions.

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