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Boston Globe union boss under fire over finances

Boston Globe union boss under fire over finances

A Boston Globe union boss has had his financial privileges with the Boston Newspaper Guild suspended pending a probe into his possible violation of financial rules, The Associated Press reported Thursday.

The executive board, which announced the suspension to members via letter on Thursday, would not specify the misfeasance of which Daniel Totten, president of the Boston Globe's largest union, stood accused.

Reached by The AP, Totten said it was an ''internal matter'' and declined further comment.

In an e-mail to members, Trotten denied wrongdoing and said the probe centres on the "simple matter" of the countersignature on his own pay check. "There are those who are engaging in a political vendetta as a result of the hard feelings that remain in our Union following our contentious contract negotiation," he wrote, according to a report by the Globe.

Following a threat by the Globe's parent company, The New York Times Co., to close the newspaper, the Guild approved a contract in July that called for an 8.3 percent wage cut and other measures to save the newspaper $10 million a year.


Leah McBride Mensching


2009-09-25 17:05

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