A US Securities and Exchange Commission filing outlining GateHouse Media's purchase of the Providence Journal suggests GateHouse may cut up to 40 jobs once the deal for Rhode Island's statewide daily closes later this year.

The filing indicates GateHouse will not assume the CBAs -- collective bargaining agreements -- negotiated by Journal management, raising questions about the staying power of the Providence Newspaper Guild, which has represented newsroom and some other workers on Fountain Street for more than a half-century.

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