ProJo is a unionized newspaper, as you may know. To date, the union has received information faster from A.H. Belo corporate offices than employees at DMN. So it has proved wise to track developments at ProJo.
The Phoenix, in reporting Aug. 27 that ProJo did not appear likely to meet its target for buyout takers, added this:
According to a newgroup e-mail circulated among Guild members, the union “expects to hear from the company by the end of [this] week on whether additional staff cuts are necessary. If they are, the Guild and the company will need to discuss how additional reduction will occur.”What this doesn't say is whether the union would publicly inform its newsroom members or simply begin private negotiations with A.H. Belo. So week end's could come with no more details than what is known now: rumors.