At the first bargaining session for a new contract Monday, the company laid out its proposal. It includes:
* reducing the severance pay cap, from 40 to 26 weeks;
* imposing unpaid furloughs at its discretion;
* assigning Guild employees to produce work for other McClatchy news publications;
* unlimited hiring of part-time and temporary employees; and
* eliminating team bonuses for sales assistants and graphic artists.