Miami Herald Will Force More Unpaid Furloughs on Staff

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This is barely news anymore, since they've been doing the same thing for years, but it appears things haven't gotten better.

Once again, the Miami Herald will force staff members to accept an unpaid weeklong furlough before June 30.

Media blogger Jim Romenesko has the letter publisher David Landsberg sent out to staff.
Today we are announcing a furlough program for the first half of 2013. Most full-time employees who work a regularly scheduled 40-hour week, including executives and managers, will be required to take one week of unpaid furlough by June 30, 2013.
Apparently that paywall isn't paying off big yet.
Please know that we are seeing some positive results in our new revenue initiatives despite the uneven economic environment. Your contributions have been key to the accomplishments we've achieved in moving toward a successful future.
But apparently there's some hope the paywall and whatever "new revenue initiatives" are kind of, maybe working.

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drakemallard topcommenter

I think that, you know, you're always going to see a rise up of the workers, of the people at a certain point when they've been oppressed long enough.

Ked Killjoy
Ked Killjoy

They want their staff to work for a week with no pay? If i worked there i wouldnt come in for that week. No paycheck equals no work. Its as simple as that. And not paying their workers for a week wont change any money problems that they are having. I prefer to read the news times paper. In fact, the miami new times paper is the only type of news paper that i read. They got with the program, made it hip, and who doesnt like mugshot fridays. It makes me laugh every friday.

Tony Castaneira
Tony Castaneira

They have nobody to blame but themselves. They refused to adapt and couldn't accept that with the internet we are no longer trapped to only read their biased agenda. Next to go will be the Local TV news if they don't shape up.

Landry Alexander
Landry Alexander

Wow, they must be hitting hard because they want to charge you to read the news off their website now. SMH.

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