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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

"Less than One-Third" of Everett Herald Employees to Lose Jobs as Little Nickel Publisher Completes Acquisition

Posted by on Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Sound Publishing completed its acquisition of the Everett Herald from the Washington Post Company yesterday, just months after the Little Nickel publisher swallowed up the Seattle Weekly.

What this will mean for the Herald's newsroom remains to be seen. But the acquisition has proven devastating to employees in production and distribution:

The acquisition brings an end to printing The Herald and the other publications at the newspaper's downtown Everett location. Sound Publishing has its own printing plant and distribution center near Paine Field, which serves all of the company's Western Washington publications.

Herald employees in production and distribution are losing their jobs. Some are being offered work under the new owners.

The Herald had about 200 full and part-time employees Monday, Dadisman said, and "less than one-third of the total workforce will be unemployed as a result of the sale."

What a positive way of phrasing it. But in other words, the Herald's new owners are slashing its workforce by about a third.

 

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gee Goldy, you are such a fucking journalistic genius, why don't you start a paper that can employ those poor folks.

or, you could just keep bitching about how other people do it...
Posted by talk is cheap, you whore on March 5, 2013 at 9:56 AM · Report this
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If not for Sound Publishing, 100% might have been out of work.

Please note the following in the link:

The Herald sale by the Post Co. follows years of unprofitability.
Posted by Goldy is not the Andrew Ross Sorkin of the Stranger. on March 5, 2013 at 12:32 PM · Report this
biffp 3
Roger Horton is great. I hope they aren't subbing syndicated reviews for a guy with his knowledge of cinema.
Posted by biffp on March 5, 2013 at 1:30 PM · Report this
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Goldy, this might be a chance for you to thank Tim Keck for supporting a union shop that gives workers benefits and workplace protections. Oh, wait. The Stranger is a scab shop.
Posted by Don't look for the union label at "progressive" Stranger on March 5, 2013 at 1:54 PM · Report this

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