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Fairpoint Woes 

Fairpoint Communications is asking its union workers for pay cuts and other concessions.A company official says it’s to help Fairpoint avoid bankruptcy.The company and union officials representing about 3,000 workers have been meeting for months to discuss ways to cut costs. Fairpoint is also talking with lenders in hopes of restructuring its debt.The governors of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont want assurances that any debt restructuring doesn’t further erode Fairpoint’s much maligned customer service.