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The Last Union Standing

In 1975 the Chicago Typographical Union signed lifetime job guarantees with the Sun-Times and Tribune. At the dawn of the era in which the composing room would become obsolete, as newspapers turned to putting their pages together electronically, the dailies wanted the flexibility to shift their journeyman printers to other work. To get it, they […]

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“The Complete Package”

Newspaper Guild units representing employees of Sun-Times Media Group papers are voting Wednesday evening on what Chicago Newspaper Guild president Lynne Stiefel calls a “complete package.” It’s an exceptionally hard-to-swallow set of contract concessions demanded by financier Jim Tyree if his investment group is to buy the assets of the bankrupt STMG, but it does […]

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“There is, as of today, only one bidder” — Halbreich

In Tuesday’s memo to the troops, interim Sun-Times Media Group CEO Jeremy Halbreich asserted that despite reports that somebody new is talking about entering next week’s bankruptcy court auction, “there is, as of today, only one bidder for the Company’s assets.” And that’s financier James Tyree’s investment group, whose leader “has repeatedly expressed his enthusiasm […]