Layoffs Still Loom After Plain Dealer Contract

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CLEVELAND -- The union representing workers at Cleveland's Plain Dealer voted to accept a new contract with the company.

However, 58 people will still be laid off. The contract ensures that most of them will keep their jobs through the end of the deal.

It also provides workers with greater benefits and pensions.

Plain Dealer employee Rachel Dissell told Fox 8, "It's kind of the beginning of the end of the newspaper guild in Cleveland, which for more than 78 years has provided quality journalism for the city. It was one of the first newspaper guilds in the country, so it's really bittersweet for a lot of us. It's really hard for us."

The Plain Dealer's owners have still not made a decision on whether to slash 7-day a week production of the paper.

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