Wednesday, January 28, 2009

One-Week Furlough Ordered
for MediaNews California Newspapers

MediaNews issued a statement today that non-union employees at all California properties will be required to take one-week unpaid furlough by the end of March, in order to lower expenses. Managers will have to take two weeks unpaid leave within the same period.

The company is interested in implementing furloughs for their union employees but such a move, it's timing and terms, must be negotiated with the Guild. [Click for MORE]

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