We represent reporters and sales and administrative staff at The Commercial Appeal, a daily newspaper in Memphis, part of the USA Today Network. 

Our parent company, Gannett, is unilaterally enforcing furloughs during a global pandemic, when we need to stay on the frontlines in the service of our community.

The furloughs also come at a time when we know more than enough money to allow us to continue working without interruption remains concentrated at the top of our company. We’re asking community members in Memphis, and all people who support journalism in this time, to stand with us.

Here’s why.