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Strib honchos justified the meeting ban by saying it would be "disruptive." But the choice didn't come in a vacuum: Strib labor contracts expire January 31, and Guild members -- the about 250 employees who work in the newsroom, and on promotions and circulation -- are currently negotiating a new pact.
Plus, Monday marked the 2,004th day that Guild members have gone without a raise, on top of pay cuts and other concessions that the union granted the paper during the dark days of 2009 bankruptcy.
In spite of all of this, around 11 a.m. yesterday, the Guild cancelled the rally. So what happened?
- Star Tribune journos want raises; displaying placards saying, "Show Us the Green in 2013"
- Star Tribune byline strike begins in print and online
- Star Tribune to exit bankruptcy