Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Newspaper Guild president Foley on Murdoch takeover of Dow Jones Company *

Linda Foley, president of The Newspaper Guild-CWA, expressed disappointment with the deal yesterday, but said the future editorial impact on the Journal "is an unknown ... If News Corp. didn't get the message that that is important, then they are not listening. We're going to continue to hold their feet to the fire." More responses at E&P.

* DJ union leadership's message to members:

For the record, IAPE's focus is unchanged: This union exists solely to protect your interests. Everything we've done over the past two years has been designed to win you the contract that you deserve.

That effort continues.

The employees of Dow Jones are the most important asset of this company — and that's true regardless of who owns Dow Jones & Company. IAPE will continue to do everything it can to ensure that the employees of Dow Jones are recognized and rewarded for their contributions — the very contributions which make Dow Jones & Company worth $5 billion.
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