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Labor Expert: Globe Union Must Prove It's Trying To Save Itself

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Negotiations are now underway between the largest union at the Boston Globe and the newspaper's owner, the New York Times, about how to keep the Globe in business.

The Times has said it will close the Globe on May 1, if it doesn't get $20 million in union contract concessions.

The paper's biggest union, the Boston Newspaper Guild, has said it's committed to preserving the Globe, but also wants employees to be "treated fairly."

To look at how these negotiations might fare, WBUR spoke to Thomas Kochan, professor of management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an expert on labor negotiations.

This program aired on April 15, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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