BOSTON (AP) — Boston Globe employees are enlisting public support to save their newspaper.

Workers at the newspaper are holding a Friday rally with civic leaders at Boston’s Faneuil Hall. The newspaper is facing closure by the New York Times Co. if employee unions fail to meet $20 million in concessions.

Boston Newspaper Guild president Daniel Totten has said concessions could include pay cuts, ending company pension contributions and eliminating lifetime job guarantees. The newspaper has already decided to eliminate bonuses for more than 200 managers and executives, including its publisher. The Globe has reported there is a May 1 deadline for the union concessions.

The Globe had an operating loss of $50 million last year and is on track for a loss of $85 million in 2009.

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