In my message to you last Monday, I mentioned that there were steps we needed to take before I could make a comprehensive announcement about upcoming cost reductions. One of those steps occurred this morning.
Company representatives met with the newsroom Guild leadership to discuss wage cuts, furloughs and layoffs within the bargaining unit.
The Guild membership will need to discuss the company’s proposal and vote on it.
While we are still finalizing plans for the rest of the company, we anticipate that we will need to apply wage cuts in all areas for employees making more than $25,000 per year.
Our intent remains to notify employees of all changes on or before next Monday, March 23.
Again, thank you for the work all of you are doing in such a difficult time.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Publisher at Herald-Leader says management has met with the union, announcement on layoffs could come within a week
The publisher of the Lexington Herald-Leader informed employees that management has met with the newspaper's employee union to discuss layoffs, wage cuts and furloughs, and an announcement from the paper will come after the union votes -- possibly within a week. Via email: