'Village Voice' Avoids Strike

Staffers had planned a walkout over salary and benefits

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The show will go on . . . for now. Village Voice staffers have reached a tentative agreement with management, staving off a threatened strike this weekend over salary cuts and declining benefits. 

"We have reached a tentative agreement that is going to be presented to the membership for their approval in the morning," Graham A. Rayman, Village Voice staff writer and union spokesperson wrote in a statement early Friday. 

Rayman said he could not discuss the terms until the offer has been presented to the membership.

Editor-in-chief Tony Ortega told the Washington Post, “Our number one concern was that the Voice employees join the same healthcare plan as the rest of the company.



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