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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: Homeless Feeding Ban Hearings Today

DAILY GRINDER: Homeless Feeding Ban Hearings Today

Federal court hearings begin today over the homeless feeding ban in Philadelphia. The ACLU and the law offices of Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg LLP are representing several religious groups who say feeding the poor is their religious right. The law technically went into effect on June 1st though the city hadn’t yet fulfilled its obligation to...

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DAILY GRINDER: Priest Abuse Case Gets Sicker

Priest abuse cases are always bad. Sure. But there’s something about the Philadelphia case, specifically, that sort of makes me throw up a little, each time I read about it. Maybe it’s the detailed, alleged maniacal perversion of the individual, uncharged priests who will never see the inside of a jail cell or that Cardinal Lynn apparently let it all happen....

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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: Gov. Ed Rendell ‘Believer’ in Newspapers’ Ability to Profit

Former Governor Ed Rendell is leading a so-called “civic-minded” effort to buy the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, after news reports surfaced last week saying two hedge funds with major stakes in the Philly Media Network want to sell. “They’re as big a believer as I am that the Philadelphia Media Network can turn a profit, but that’s...

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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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DAILY GRINDER: Another Endorsement for Milton!

District Council 33 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees – trash haulers, recreation, health and fleet departments – are backing Milton Street for Mayor. These blue-collar workers have been without a contract for almost two years. Many members of the union don’t feel they’ve been supported by Mayor Michael Nutter throughout...

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DAILY GRINDER: Hoeffel Quits, Philly Cop Caught Stealing

Joe Hoeffel isn’t running for re-election for Montgomery County Commissioner. That’s sad, and in announcing such a decision he took oh so many swipes at the state Democratic Party. This is a great time for Pennsylvania Democrats. [CBS] You already know this, but it’s worth repeating. Former Governor Ed Rendell is penning a sports column in the Daily News,...

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Philadelphia Newspapers Contracts Finalized

Philadelphia Newspapers Contracts Finalized

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. The Inky finally stopped reporting its own impending death today. It’s now saying the last two of the Inky and Daily News’ 16 unions have reached a contract with their new owners, Philadelphia Media Network, and all’s well, forever. Yesterday  the papers’ drivers voted 148-15 in favor of a deal after...

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