Workers plan joint bid for Philadelphia newspapers

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PHILADELPHIA — After another tumultuous year on the job, frustrated workers at Philadelphia’s two largest newspapers vowed Monday to bid against feuding owners if the company again goes on the auction block.

The local Newspaper Guild would join with an unnamed partner to bid on The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and, according to court papers.

They probably would compete against two wealthy owners who want to force each other out. The company changed hands five times from 2006 to 2012 and appears likely to be sold again amid the power struggle, which moved to court over the October firing of Inquirer editor Bill Marimow. A judge later returned him to the job, although his contract ends this spring.

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