Thursday, March 19, 2009

New Layoffs Begin at Commercial Appeal

"By the time you read this, managers should be well into the process of informing workers they are losing their jobs ..." So begins a letter today from Memphis Newspaper Guild president Mark Watson to members. It continues:

"In a meeting late Tuesday, Warren Funk, consulting with human resources, rejected talk of temporary wage cuts to save jobs. Then he informed us that management now plans to increase the number of job cuts in editorial to 19, up from a previously announced 18, and the number in circulation/customer service to seven, up from a previously announced four."


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