MediaNews Group is shutting down the sports, photo and features departments of its unionized Long Beach Press-Telegram and allowing the 14 employees in those departments to apply for jobs at the non-union Torrance Daily Breeze. That’s according to the Orange County Weekly, Long Beach Post and blogger Gary Scott, a Socal newspaper veteran. The problem is that the Breeze doesn’t have openings for all of these Press-Telegram workers, so at least two sports writers, a features writer and a photographer will be out of work. Apparently, MediaNews plans to have Long Beach paper rely on the Breeze for its photography, features and sports. A Guild rep is quoted as saying this is union busting by MNG.

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  1. Every business Singleton buys goes to shit. There isn't one newspaper or online operation that has improved under his management.

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