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Union accuses Plain Dealer of a numbers switch that will cost more jobs
Cleveland paper goes to three days a week home delivery on Monday, beefs up newstand and online presence
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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Union protests outside the Plain Dealer began at noon today
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The Newspaper Guild is accusing the Cleveland Plain Dealer of reneging on an agreement to keep union staffing in the newsroom at 110 members.

The two sides had agreed months ago to lay-offs of about 50 newsroom employees as the paper shifts focus from print to a stronger on-line presence.

But the union says the numbers were all based on the idea that some employees would be offered on-line jobs before the layoffs took effect. Instead, it’s layoffs first, then the offers. That means if some newsroom employees accept an offer to move to Cleveland.com, newsroom ranks will drop below 110.  Union members, including unit Chairman and reporter Harlan Spector,  protested today outside the paper’s headquarters. 

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"They expect everybody else to tell the truth who they cover. They expect politicians and public officials to tell the truth, but they can't even be honest with their own employees. Shame on them."

A statement from Plain Dealer President Terrance Egger says the paper has always negotiated with its unions in good faith and has honored all agreements, and will continue to do so.  

Starting Monday, the paper will cut home delivery of its print edition to four days a week.

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