After Six Years, Memphis Commercial Appeal Makes Final Offer To Guild

commercial_appeal.pngThe Memphis Commercial Appeal has put its final offer on the table after six years of negotiating with newspaper staff, the Memphis Flyer reports.

Staff would receive a 4 percent raise immediately, another 3 percent raise a year later, and 2 percent after that. But the offer would also give the Commercial Appeal the ability to fire any employee in favor of moving that person’s job overseas.

Currently workers in India design some of the ads that appear in the paper, but Guild president David Connolly says that “workers in Memphis end up fixing their mistakes.”

The Commercial Appeal, owned by the E.W. Scripps Co., last cut staff in March 2009.