Doors: 5:00 PM
Show: 6:00 PM
The Union members of Local No. 1 of The Newspaper Guild at The Plain Dealer are used to fighting. Usually, it’s for the public. This time, we’re asking the public to rally around us as we begin what we expect to be tough negotiations for a new contract in an era where newspapers are cutting back more and more.
Some of Cleveland’s best-known musicians have stepped up in support of the union that already has been told that its numbers will be starkly cut as the paper cuts nearly 30 jobs when the current contract expires at the end of February. Michael Stanley, Alex Bevan, Colin Dussault, Ray Flanagan, Rachel Brown. These are household names for local music fans, & they’re all volunteering their talent for what really could be THE local show of the year. You’ll have a chance to check out the music, meet your favorite (or least favorite) local journalists, pick up a Guild “Truth” T-shirt for an additional $10 & have a blast.