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Some Boston Herald employees agree to wage cuts

Some union members of the Boston Herald newspaper have agreed to wage cuts and furlough days, according to people briefed on the matter.

Union members outside the newsroom such as in circulation and advertising recently agreed to a 5 percent wage cut and the loss of some vacation pay, as well as taking five furlough days. The cuts added up to a loss of 7.75 percent of wages for those union members.

Newsroom members of the union were not subject to wage cuts, according to a person briefed on the contract. The Herald has about 140 union members, with about 77 of them in the newsroom.

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A spokeswoman for the Herald did not return calls seeking comment.

Several employees were also laid off on Wednesday, including three in the newsroom.

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