By Dan Wing

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia could vote to strike next week if a new contract can’t be reached with the owners of the Inquirer and Daily News before the current one expires on Sunday night.

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The contract involves workers at the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Daily News, and

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In a post on the Local 10 web site, executive director Bill Ross told members to watch for an e-mail about a possible strike authorization vote next Wednesday or Thursday if talks over the next three days don’t result in a new deal.

Ross says the biggest issues are seniority, annual increases in pay, and higher health care costs for what Ross calls “less coverage.”

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In response, company spokeswoman Amy Buckman says that a negotiating team is working with a mediator and the Guild to try to resolve those issues.