Union to vote Monday on Star-Ledger contract

Teamsters Local 1100, which represents about 400 Star-Ledger employees, will vote on a new contract next Monday that "includes a three-year wage freeze and the buyout of 100 of its members," according to a report by Editor and Publisher's Joe Strupp. These buyouts are not part of the 200 the newspaper is seeking by October 1. Earlier this week, Star-Ledger publisher George Arwady said if the Teamsters and Newspaper and Mail Deliverers Union fail to agree to new contracts, and if they can't secure 200 non-union buyouts, the state's largest newspaper could be closed or sold by January 2009.

The Newhouse owned Advance Publications company includes the Star-Ledger, the Jersey Journal, the Trenton Times, the Gloucester County Times, Today's (Salem) Sunbeam, and the Hunterdon County Democrat.

Union to vote Monday on Star-Ledger contract