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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The darkest hour is just before dawn

All eyes will certainly be on the details of the agreement reached between The Boston Newspaper Guild and the New York Times later today.

It's a safe assumption that there have been no demands for the sacrifice of first born children. But after that, who knows. Guild President Dan Totten told his members that massive layoffs are coming -- also a fairly safe assumption.

But was the Times' "last, best offer" of a 23 percent wage cut -- which was certainly not the last -- also not the best? Will those with lifetime job guarantees be among the ones to feel the ax?

Stay tuned to the next episode of As the Globe Wobbles on its Axis. With the comfort of knowing something will be there. We don't know how good, but it will be something.

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