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So Inquirer & Daily News employees want to own the company? It’s happened elsewhere, but not like this

So Inquirer & Daily News employees want to own the company? It’s happened elsewhere, but not like this

The local chapter of the Newspaper Guild recently vowed to seek ownership of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com. Should such an effort be successful, we’d be looking at the largest employee-owned newspaper company in the United States. The Guild and an unnamed partner would compete for ownership against two owners,...

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DAILY GRINDER: DN, Inky Owners Demand Union Concessions

DAILY GRINDER: DN, Inky Owners Demand Union Concessions

The new owners of the Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com have demanded immediate concessions from the union that represents the publications’ employees. According to Poynter, “In a letter to employees last month, IGM CEO Bob Hall told employees revenue at the company was down $16 million from the year before. It told the Guild the same day it would seek...

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DAILY GRINDER: 50 Democrats Sign Brief Supporting Voter ID Challenge

DAILY GRINDER: 50 Democrats Sign Brief Supporting Voter ID Challenge

Fifty House Democrats signed a brief in support of the challenge to the Voter ID law. Many claim the law violates the Pennsylvania constitution’s “protection of the right to vote and oversteps the powers vested in the General Assembly.” As we’ve reported before, it also unfairly brutalizes women, minorities, the elderly and college students. Governor...

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DAILY GRINDER: Will You Protest With Occupy or Strippers?

DAILY GRINDER: Will You Protest With Occupy or Strippers?

At 3 p.m. today, a group of strippers (more than 80 planning to attend at this point) will protest in front of the Daily News over a recent cover story regarding prostitution arrests at the Gold Club in Center City. Mostly, they’re pissed the Daily News went out of its way to quote Dr. Mary Ann Layden, who, according to the blog Sex With Timaree, “implies...

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DAILY GRINDER: Birther Group Will Try to Keep Obama off PA Ballot

There’s a state group looking to get President Barack Obama kicked off the Pennsylvania primary ballot because … sekrit muzlin? … fake berf certifikit? … born in Kenya? … socialist radical? … Probably! But the reason they’re going with is that President Obama’s father was never a naturalized citizen and that makes Barack Obama ineligible for the...

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DAILY GRINDER: Corbett Declares ‘Obamacare for All’?

Looks like Pennsylvania may get its Obamacare after all. The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has filed its application for $33 million to begin the development and design of a health insurance exchange in the state. When asked about the whole ordeal—especially since Corbett sued to block health care reform while Attorney General—State Insurance Commissioner...

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WATCH: Democrat, Republican, Stripper: Featherman on his Risque New Ad (Updated)

Republican mayoral candidate John Featherman has done it again. He’s got another 3-plus minute web ad he provided here first, showing us just what he thinks of the way Philadelphia is run, taking shots against city government, the media and his Republican opponent, Karen Brown. Watch it (and check out Featherman’s email below): A Daily News poll published...

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DAILY GRINDER: Corbett’s ‘Pig-Headed’ Anti-Shale Tax Policy

DAILY GRINDER: Corbett’s ‘Pig-Headed’ Anti-Shale Tax Policy

Philadelphia School Superintendent Arlene Ackerman received a death threat yesterday. It specifically said a bomb was going to be detonated at the district’s North Broad HQ today. No word on what, if anything, this has to do with the Inky’s ‘Assault on Learning’ series or the tussle over Ackerman wielding a chainsaw on the Daily News. We assume...

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DAILY GRINDER: More Green Guilt

Philadelphia City Council supported a resolution that calls for renewing Growing Greener – a funding source to preserve “open space and farmland, protect water quality, provide parks and recreation,” etc. The resolution, though worthless (the Growing Greener Fund is going to dry up unless renewed by Governor Tom Corbett, and, c’mon) was applauded by,...

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DAILY GRINDER: Rendell’s Many Hats

Loopholes are there for a reason: To find a legal way around the system. And on that note, all challenges to get “DROP candidates”  — Rizzo, Tartaglione, Tasco – off the ballots have failed. Yeah, it sucks, but here’s the good news: It’s up to you now. [Newsworks] Former Governor Ed Rendell will be on ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ tomorrow...

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