Union ratifies new contract; Star-Ledger appears to be saved

The Newspaper and Mail Deliverers' Union voted overwhelmingly, 161 to 6, today to ratify a new labor agreement with The Star-Ledger — a vote that is expected to help the state's largest daily newspaper avoid closure or sale. Last July, publisher George Arwady said the Star-Ledger and the Trenton Times would be sold or closed unless 200 employees accepted buyouts and two unions agreed to new contracts. All three of Arwady's demands have reportedly been met.

Union ratifies new contract; Star-Ledger appears to be saved