A group of leading columnists and reporters may end the two-week strike against both major Detroit newspapers. Sixunionsrepresenting 2,500 workers walked off their jobs at the Gannett-owned Detroit News and Knight-Ridder's Free Press on July 13 over proposed job cuts and pay changes. But the journalists, who include sportswriter Mitch Albom, film critic Susan Stark, and veteran auto writer Doron Levin, tell TIME Daily that they have run out of patience with what they say is mostly aTeamsterissue (which the publishers characterize as "featherbedding"), one that is hurting their papers financially as the strike continues. Says one columnist: "We don't have anything in common with the Teamsters. This is not our strike." The writers hope to lead the Newspaper Guild employees back to work within the next few days.