The last labor war?

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Date: January-February 1997
From: The Quill(Vol. 85, Issue 11)
Publisher: Society of Professional Journalists
Document Type: Cover story
Length: 5,123 words

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The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News are in their second year of conflict with labor unions. The strike began when the Detroit Newspaper Agency, the joint venture that manages the two papers' printing, distribution and advertising sales, failed to reach an agreement with the unions regarding proposed job cuts and introduction of a merit pay system. Despite combined losses of around $140 million to $250 million, management and union leadership continue to stick to their respective positions. The two papers have remained operational despite the strike.

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