Daily News Threatens Union Drivers

Nice.

New York Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman is doing everything he can to make his paper seem more appealing to buyers. His latest move is to threaten union drivers with an all-digital format.

According to the New York Post, Daily News CEO Bill Holiber sent a letter to the union explaining that if the union’s four-year contract is not ratified the Daily News would switch to digital only. That would mean roughly 220 drivers would be out of a job.

The proposed extension would give union drivers raises, but also give the Daily News the right to cut routes by more than half. The union is voting on the extension Nov. 20.

“If the agreement is not ratified on the extended date (no more extensions) of November 20, we will immediately implement whatever changes result from the arbitrator’s ruling and start the process of transforming the Daily News into an ALL digital business,” wrote Holiber.