By: EDITORIAL STAFF
Times to wake up
The Seattle Times, while slightly behind schedule, is still on the fast track in its plans to switch to morning publication. According to a June 16 memo to employees, a planning group recently finished a draft plan, which was originally targeted for a late April completion date. No date has been set for the conversion, the memo says.
Meanwhile, lawyers for the newspaper labor unions say they will continue to try to prevent the switch, even though government regulators threw cold water on their appeal for intervention. The family-owned Times would be in the unusual position of going head-to-head with its joint operating agreement partner, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The unions argue that the conversion will lead to the closing of one of the papers in the JOA and the loss of jobs.
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