Earlier this year Lee Enterprises bought The Buffalo News and the BH Group. That purchase became final in mid-March 2020, two weeks later Lee Enterprises announced there would be a series of pay cuts, lay-offs, and furloughs across its chain. Yesterday it hit home as The Buffalo News’ Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Adam Zyglis announced he was taking a two week furlough.
Starting today, I’ll be taking a 2 week furlough from work and going dark on this forum. Every journalist at The News is being hit with this, because of the COVID shutdown. If you support my work or the important journalism of my colleagues, subscribe now: https://buffalonews.com/digital-subscriptions/
With his announcement Adam included a statement from the Buffalo Newspaper Guild about their agreement with Lee Enterprises.
It is not just affecting Adam, but all Buffalo News journalists.
And, eventually, all Lee Enterprises employees.
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