Press: Survival Story

Unions help save the Bulletin

WE'RE HERE . . . AND IT FEELS GREAT!

Last week's headline in the Philadelphia Bulletin carried a double meaning: it was jubilant—and it was printed in red ink.

The paper's eight unions had been faced with the choice of accepting $5 million a year in cutbacks or facing a shutdown of the paper, which has lost $31.2 million since 1979—a third of it this year. Said Don Salvucci, chief negotiator for the pressmen's union, it was a question of "letting the ship sink or putting some people in a lifeboat." To keep the Bulletin afloat, 113 union and...

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