AS YOU KNOW, yesterday three people in the newsroom were laid off. The layoffs were a business decision made by Denver Post management and were conducted according to the contract. Also, 11 people have been laid off in non-newsroom positions over the last couple of weeks, and more layoffs are expected there.
We wish them all the best.
The last layoffs in the newsroom were conducted in the early 1980s.
If you have questions, please talk to a Guild representative.
Michael Roberts at Westword wrote a piece on it — Penny Parker, Mike Littwin laid off at Denver Post: More changes coming? — and ColoradoPols.com has More Layoffs Hit Declining Denver Post. Bear in mind that neither source has any insight into Denver Post management decisions.
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Update: A fourth person, part time copy editor Lorrie Guttman, was laid off yesterday as well.