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June 12, 2015

Union Protests Closure of Consumer Reports Publications

News that two Consumer Reports publications would cease printing has angered some unionized workers and managers who will be laid off as a result, The New York Post reports.

The nonprofit announced that two of its publications, the nine-year-old ShopSmart magazine and the Money Adviser newsletter, would be eliminated, in part due to rising postage rates for nonprofit publications.

Bill O’Meara, president of the News Guild of New York has said the termination of 18 employees violates seniority rights and ignores "contract language that bans layoffs of long-term employees.” He said the guild “will fight back.”