Srsly? PPH union to 'celebrate' on April Fool's Day

In the department of Pyrrhic victories: The Portland Newspaper Guild, the union representing most of the workers at the Portland Press Herald, is celebrating its non-immolation in contract negotiations and discussions to avoid the newspaper going bankrupt. (See also this, and this.)

We'll give the party planning committee some credit for ironic self-awareness, and assume that they intended things to be a little ridiculous when they planned such an event for April 1. Yes, that's right, April Fool's Day.

Here's the official announcement (minus the venue and time - we'll leave them to themselves on such a momentously silly occasion):

"The Portland Newspaper Guild is throwing a party on April 1 to celebrate the solidarity and strength that our members displayed during the recent contract negotiations. In the end, we were able to reach a resolution that benefited the workers, the owners, and the community. But even if things had not turned out so well, it is clear now that Guild members will stick together during a time of crisis. That is something worth celebrating."

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