Newsday, the little Long Island paper that couldn't, just laid off 100 staffers. And they told the union: On the way out, take your damn holiday "food drive bins" with you. Bah humbug:
From a union email to staffers:
EDITORIAL UNIT NOTE
December 17, 2008
In a move that would make a Grinch green with envy, Newsday management has decided to shut down Local 406's toy and food drive for needy families by ordering the collection bins removed from the South Lobby entrance, making it harder for us to help poor kids on Long Island. A manager in Human Resources told a Local 406 officer today that the bins, which have been sitting in the South Lobby for several days, must be removed Friday because they're on Newsday property.
Sadly, it doesn't surprise us.