Detroit advertisers pressured

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The AFL-CIO plans a nationwide campaign against the Detroit newspapers and their parent companies, Gannett and Knight-Ridder, including pressure on advertisers running in the struck Detroit News and Free Press. Six companies--J.C. Penney Co., Lord & Taylor, Target, Home Depot, Hudson's and Montgomery Ward--got letters from AFL-CIO President Tom Donahue saying if they continue to use the Detroit papers, union members nationwide will be alerted that they are advertising in a scab-produced paper.

Copyright August 1995 Crain Communications Inc.

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