The latest blow came today when copy editors, designers and other support staff got the news that they could either:
- Accept a buyout that will amount to something like two weeks' pay for every year of employment (for those with over five year's services;) or
- Move to offices in Kalamazoo or Grand Rapids, where those tasks will be consolidated for among the News' seven sibling papers.
We have a lot of good friends at the News. Hang in there, folks. You deserve better.