HOLCOMB: NO NEWSPAPER STRIKE TONIGHT
“We’re not going to finish tonight,” said Local President Henry Holcomb at 9:42 p.m., during a break in negotiations. “We will keep talking as long as we are making progress, and we are.”
For that reason, a strike will not be called tonight.
Negotiators for both sides will continue talking until the federal mediator sends them home for the night. They will return tomorrow to resume talks.
This is not an “extension,” Holcomb said. Even though the contract expires at midnight, it will remain in effect.
“We will keep talking and keep making progress,” Holcomb said, although major issues have not been resolved.