Striking workers of the Daily News got a boost from local and national labor leaders who pledged $2 million to help the paper's unions.

Management, meanwhile, worked to continue to publish the tabloid as more newsroom workers wavered over whether to break with the nine unions which have been on strike for nearly two weeks. A 10th union, of typographers, has stayed on the job.And the News asked minority journalists' organizations for help in recruiting permanent replacements for strikers.

Nine unions representing groups from Teamsters to teachers agreed Monday to assist the strikers at the nation's third-largest daily with a $2 million loan.