From Poynter

In a note posted on Facebook, Guild members say the Advance-owned Cleveland Plain Dealer has told them it plans to eliminate about one-third of the staff in 2013.

Harlan Spector, chairman of the newspaper’s unit of the Northeast Ohio Newspaper Guild, said by phone that the paper would be cutting 58 positions from a Guild group of about 168. Those people would be laid off or offered positions with Cleveland.com.

The changes would come after the latest contract — which prohibits layoffs — expires on January 31, 2013.

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