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Re: “A Hard One to Spin

Dear Brothers:

We now have a more positive and focused outlook for the paper's future with hopes that this will immediately benefit and protect member's jobs.

Without these cuts the paper will cease to exist,that is a certainty; but with these cuts it will at least,possibly,give the paper and its employees a future that will remain intact. That is why we feel a future with a job and a secure medical plan is better than the paper going forward in bankruptcy.

This is a complicated and extremely challenging decision for you to make when it comes to your financial future.

Your future in these turbulent economic times is at stake here, but, more importantly, a great institution's future is also at stake. Let us not forget the compnay that had support gernerations of workers in its time of need. Let's keep Chicago a 'two-newpaper town'. We are confident you will make the right decision. The Union recommends that you vote "Yes".

Fraternally yours,

TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION 706 EXECUTIVE BOARD

Posted by sunnyboy11 on 10/31/2010 at 2:43 PM

Re: “A Hard One to Spin

As the buyouts were going on, the people who knew the paper buisness were going out the door. and what was remaing was the wannabe bosses that didn't know anything about newspapers.My bosses grew up on the trucks as kids in the depreesion 10yrs old on the trucks. they knew how to put papers out. where to put on the days it rain,days it snow, big stories, no computers just their knowledge.they knew which spots to hit first,they knew everyone,firemen,police,breadmen and even the guy who deliver the pies. all that was left was people that want to go up a ladder and now was their chance.So to this day their is no logistics,no leadership more bosses than workers.and the people in charge couldn't find the building if you put up a detour sign on ashland. and you wonder all the time how the assholes survive and the good people disappear.

Posted by sunnyboy11 on 10/29/2010 at 6:58 PM

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