Seattle Times Asks Employees: Give Up A Week’s Pay

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Times on Friday asked 500 managers and nonunion workers to take a week off without pay in the face of mounting financial troubles at the newspaper.

Executive Editor David Boardman broke the news in a meeting with editors Friday morning.

Employees may take the week off all at once, one day at a time, or in multiple-day blocks, but it must be taken by the end of February, Alayne Fardella, senior vice president for business operations, wrote in a staff memo.

“I regret that we do not have better news for you at this time,” Fardella wrote. “It has been and continues to be a long and difficult fight for our survival.”

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