Yes, the Times Co. still owns the paper--but the Boston Globe has still changed quite a bit since last year's Times Co. shutdown threat. I ponder the flux in this week's Phoenix. Please take a look.
Earlier this year, Globe senior VP for employee relations and operations Greg Thornton and Boston Newspaper Guild head Dan Totten squared off in contentious contract negotiations. (Here they are doing just that.) The next time Globe management and Globe labor do battle, though, neither man will be in the mix. Totten was recently expelled from his own union after a trial found him guilty of assorted financial violations--and yesterday, Thornton announced his retirement after 22 years at the paper.