Job Cuts: Plain Dealer Workers Protest

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CLEVELAND– Employees at the Cleveland Plain Dealer hit the streets in protest Tuesday afternoon.

Members of the Northeast Ohio Newspaper Guild held an informational picket outside the newspaper office.

They claim at least 12 additional employees will be cut from the newsroom staff, because jobs that were promised at the Plain Dealer’s website aren’t being offered.

Union members say more than 40 employees will now lose their jobs this week.

Managers have said the cuts are necessary for the paper to survive.

The following is a statement from Terry Egger, President & Publisher of Plain Dealer Publishing Co.:

“The Plain Dealer has a long history of strong relationships with its unions. We have always negotiated with them in good faith and have been able to reach and honor all agreements. This has been our practice in the past and we will continue to do the same in the future.”

Starting August 5, the Plain Dealer will offer home delivery four days a week.

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