USA Today announces furloughs, extends wage freeze

Gannett Blog
A memo to USA Today staff says: “All employees will be furloughed for one full week during the time period of Sunday, February 28 through Saturday, July 3, 2010. … That means when you are on furlough, there is no work, no office phone calls, no voice mail, no e-mail and no PDA checking.” The memo adds: “The one year moratorium on pay increases which went into effect on February 1, 2009, will be extended for a minimum of an additional 90 days.”
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