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Rough times in Toledo

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Dude, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. Dude

    Dude Active Member

    Pardon if this is a DB, but the Toledo Blade has begun locking out some of it's unions. So far mailers, drivers and printers have been given the boot. No newsies yet. They've been without a contract since May 21.

  2. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    damn, this is an awesome profession.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    And when they lock out editorial, anyone know if they'll use the same scabs they did in Youngstown?
  4. busuncle

    busuncle Member

    There's no doubt this is Union Busting 101.

    But let's be honest here... this is Toledo, Ohio. Management has fought many union battles over the years, so it's understandable that they don't come from the warm and cuddly school of negotiation. If strikes are a legit tactic, so are lockouts. If you want to win a labor war in Toledo, you better be prepared to play hardball -- that goes for both sides.
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