Union Leader Outsourcing Printing, Pressmen To Be Laid Off

Apr 25, 2013

Thirty-four pressmen at the New Hampshire Union Leader will lose their jobs after the newspaper stops printing its own paper in June.

The state’s largest newspaper reported this week that it entered into an agreement with Seacoast Media Group to print its paper in Dover.

As a result, the pressmen will be laid off, as well as some part-time mailroom workers.

Publisher Joe McQuaid says the decision was necessary because of the cost of updating and commercializing the press.

The move also marks an expansion for Seacoast Media Group, which publishes the Portsmouth Herald.

The company also prints the Nashua Telegraph and the Laconia Daily Sun.

The new printing center will be leased from Foster’s Daily Democrat, which will continue to be published at the new Dover site, along with the Union Leader.