How might a McClatchy furlough program work? Possibly like the Gannett program: Gannett announced last month it will furlough workers the equivalent of one week in the first quarter. This furlough is unpaid. Unions "are being asked to participate."
Via email: Sun News (typo fixed!) employees are hoping the 58 positions lost with outsourcing printing operations will count against the next round of layoffs.
From comments, as yet unconfirmed: Macon, Charlotte, Raleigh... wait: a contrary report on Raleigh: no official announcement yet... Charlotte: in meetings, both the publisher and editor have mentioned furloughs, wage cuts and layoffs... Both have said we will definitely lose people... in Lexington, nothing ...
More: Fort Worth Star-Telegram to outsource credit/finance
Questions from readers I'll throw out for other readers to answer:
- Do I have the option of turning down a furlough?
- If I am on furlough and get called in to work, do I get extra compensation?
- Can I use vacation time instead of getting hit with non-paid time off?