Will Blade continue production in Toledo?

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The local daily has met with the Joint Council of Newspaper Unions and is looking for some concessions. One of those is the ability to "use of an outside vendor for the production of the newspaper" once the current labor agreement ends. The Superior St. building is "expensive to maintain" and could require "millions of dollars of repairs if we want to keep operating out of it". And finally The Blade has been losing money which is no secret with losses "exceeding $8.5 million in 2013".
I wonder on which side MrIgnorant who is a Top Commentator on the Blade website will fall. Will he support the union members who will lose jobs, or the giant publishing company which allow him a forum.

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Why no attribution in your comments? Who's your source? You appear to be quoting someone directly, but for now this is merely hearsay.

Patience is a great virtue.

I'll be using the entire piece on air tomorrow at which time I'll disclose the source. I can tell you it is a Blade employee, and it's quoted because it's all in writing on Blade letterhead. 6-9a tomorrow.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

I read the comments on ToledoTalk so it's been sufficiently crowd-sourced. Featured topic for the show, huh? Given your anti-union sentiments and your disdain for Blade management, this issue must have you torn, unless you can foresee an "everybody loses" scenario.

Patience is a great virtue.

This warms my heart. Let's see:

The Blade has always supported Democrat politicians in Toledo...

Democrat politicians are financed and controlled by unions...

Toledo unions and Democrat politicians have made Toledo into the socially and economically deprived city it is today--a population that either can't read or can't afford to subscribe to a newspaper...

The Blade is being held hostage by a union.

There is justice in this world.

I'll be listening on Friday.

A short statement from the Newspaper Guild:

The Guild regrets how the announced proposed decision by Block Communications to outsource production of The Blade will impact Toledo employees and their families.
Management has agreed to continue discussions with the Joint Council to negotiate the terms of the proposal, and its impact on the represented employees.
Unlike in the past, The Guild and the Joint Council are negotiating with BCI separately.
We believe that BCI should invest in Toledo, in its product, and in its most valuable resource: its employees.
The company should always remember that The Blade works because we do
The Guild covers most of the employees, the Joint Council covers others like Teamsters.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Given the tyrannical nature of pro-union laws, outsourcing is really the only way The Blade can finally get away from the fatal bleeding that unions invoke in companies they infect.

The blade has struggled for years as consumers have gone to infotainment news. The average America can now choose what they want to believe. Most news consumers are woefully ill informed in any balanced way. The blade has cheapen its reputation by wasting valuable space on idiotic dog stories. WSPD 's head shill has again preached American for Prosperity talking points by tying every story to bashing unions. Weak unions are the main reason the Middle-class in America has lost ground to Canada and Europe. When American unions were strong in the 1970s the Middle-class were the envy of the world. Then came Reagan and now we are Turning into a third world economy.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

What the flaming hell is wrong with you? You can't have strong unions and globalism. Americans wanted cheap products. That meant outsourcing and offshoring. That meant a weak union environment.

Logic 101. Did you graduate from ANY school at all?

He didn't need school. Someone got him a union job.

MikeyA

Granted. But he and the rest of the Liberal scum are now having to matriculate at the School of Hard Knocks.

else's credentials? You? And more apocalyptic stuff from you.
Same old, same old.
No credentials.
No evidence.
Nothing but vacuous opinion.

Still ROFL. Just can't stop.

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