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Carroll: Union Cuts Won’t Stop Paper-Shredding At The Globe

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Whichever way the Boston Newspaper Guild votes on Monday, the Globe as we’ve known it is yesterday’s news.

Even if the Globe’s parent New York Times Co. gets its $20 million in union givebacks, the paper-shredding at the local broadsheet has just begun. There’s still $65 million more the Globe will lose this year, according to Times Co. projections.

That means a much leaner, much lighter, much less ambitious Boston Globe in the near future.

That also means fewer local investigative efforts such as the one that dismantled former House Speaker Sal DiMasi. Or the one that defrocked pedophile priests in the Archdiocese of Boston. Or the one that deconstructed the waste, fraud and abuse at the Big Dig.

Unfortunately, there aren’t many candidates to replace the Globe in that department.

This program aired on June 5, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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