NewsGuild of New York Statement on Layoffs at The Forward
Management of The Forward, a long-standing union publication, has announced that in addition to ceasing its 121-year-old print edition, they will lay off 40 percent of editorial employees to become a more “digitally-focused” publication. This is simply an excuse to justify these layoffs. Our members have already been serving as a digital team, ensuring that the beloved brand remains relevant regardless of the platform, and they have been instrumental in creating a robust digital presence for the organization.
Management’s excuses aren’t adding up. We are demanding transparency, including evidence of reported financial losses and the strategy that will “complete its evolution.” Guild members will continue to hold management accountable as we fight for the future of The Forward.
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