Since joining at The Arizona Republic in 2008, reporter Rebekah Sanders has seen many rounds of layoffs, buyouts and furloughs at the Gannett-owned newspaper.
“Every single time I felt helpless,” Sanders told CNN Business. “There was nothing that I could do. I could go home and be angry. I could complain to my coworkers, but I had no power to make any kind of change to the situation.”
But on Monday, after Sanders learned of Gannett’s furlough plan—requiring employees making more than $38,000 to take five days unpaid in April, May and June—she didn’t feel helpless like she did in the past.Read More