N.Y. Post's Unions Offer New Proposal to Revive Newspaper

Associated Press

The New York Post's union leaders sat down again with reluctant owner Rupert Murdoch's representatives after putting together a new proposal to revive the financially strapped newspaper.

The union leaders reached the agreement during a meeting Sunday, said Harry Leykis, chairman of the Newspaper Guild unit that represents editorial employees.

The unions appeared willing to grant Murdoch's demand for $6.2 million in savings, according to Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, who was working with both sides to help save the paper.

Murdoch's representatives were meeting with the union leaders not to negotiate but to "answer questions" on other issues, Cuomo said.

Murdoch had set a Friday deadline for the unions to agree to new contracts. After the deadline passed, workers were ordered out of the building.

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