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Putting a face on Gannett’s ‘2 percent workforce reduction’

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Susan Ledford wasn’t an immediately recognizable name from the Tallahassee Democrat‘s newsroom. Unlike Gerald Ensley or Bill Cotterell, she didn’t ride on parade floats or get to be known by governors and lawmakers. But for nearly three decades, Ledford helped make the trains run on time, night after night. Ledford — who’s been a copy editor, page designer, production planner, and numerous other titles over her 28 years — was given the proverbial ax this week, just one casualty of Democrat owner Gannett Co.‘s decision to trim…

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Today on Context Florida: Tom Brady & the NFL union, Labor Day and Peter Schorsch responds

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Today on Context Florida: For Labor Day, Jac Wilder VerSteeg talks of that “poor, mistreated middle-class worker” Tom Brady. The NFL superstar, backed by the players union, overturned in federal court the four-game suspension NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had imposed for Brady’s role in Deflategate. Because his union rescued him, Brady and family will not find themselves penniless and on the streets. Today is our Labor Day, and Pat Fowler, like many others, received a peppy greeting of Happy Labor Day…

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