Ledger Publisher Threatens Shutdown If Unions Won’t Make Concessions

NEWARK – The state’s largest daily newspaper, The Newark Star-Ledger, is again threatening to cease operations if union workers who produce it do not agree to $9 million in labor concessions before the end of the month.

According to a report by the newspaper, Star-Ledger Publisher Richard Vezza said that negotiations with three unions, the pressmen, engravers and machinists, have been productive. However, the mailer’s union remains unwilling to meet the publisher’s demands.

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