Late last week Lee Enterprises
informed all the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
's non-union editors and managers that they are required to take a *second* week-long furlough in 2009.
According to the memo circulated, the furlough days must be taken between June and September 27. This time, pay will be reduced incrementally instead of in one fell swoop.
The news hole is expected to be affected, too. According to the St. Louis Newspaper Guild website
, the Post-Dispatch
notified the Guild -- which represents the paper's reporters -- that its members would be asked to take another furlough
before end-September as well.
The Guild must first put the issue to a vote.