Toledo 'Blade' Labor Deal Ending Lockouts Promises Wage, Job Cuts
Strupp, Joe, Editor & Publisher
The Blade of Toledo, Ohio, which expects to end a bruising nine-month lockout of some 200 workers through a settlement reached this week, is bracing for more tough times as plans form for further job cuts, wage reductions, and health benefit cutbacks.
Although the lockout of five of the paper's eight unions is expected to end when each bargaining unit ratifies the new contracts forged Wednesday, provisions in the new agreements that eliminate mandatory staffing levels and call for wage and benefit decreases mean that some of those voting on the new deal will not stay to see it through.
"There will be fewer people at The Blade come July 1," said Assistant Managing …
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Publication information: Article title: Toledo 'Blade' Labor Deal Ending Lockouts Promises Wage, Job Cuts. Contributors: Strupp, Joe - Author. Magazine title: Editor & Publisher. Publication date: May 24, 2007. Page number: Not available. © 2002 Editor & Publisher. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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