Sunday, June 28, 2009

Indianapolis Star newsroom braces for deep cuts

The next two weeks could be critical in determining the level and quality of staffing in the newsroom of The Indianapolis Star, the state’s largest daily newspaper.

The paper’s union—which represents about 160 news staffers—and management have been at an impasse since employees’ union contract expired Dec. 31.

Management is asking union members to take a 12-percent pay cut and offering no guarantees there won’t be further layoffs and more unpaid furloughs.

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