Friday, 20 February 2009

Aww, from the Daily Journal (LA's Leading Legal Newspaper)......

'Among those hit hard is the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, which is confronting the worst budget crisis in at least three decades. For the first time ever in January, it laid off two staff members - an organizer and a fund raiser - according to Ramona Ripston, its executive director since 1972.

Ripston said the group's senior management team of about seven people took salary cuts of five to 10 percent for the first time since 1979. Staff members, who previously received full health coverage at no cost, have also agreed to begin paying $50 per month for their insurance, she added.

"People come to me on a daily basis and say, 'Will I have a job next week?'" Ripston said. "I just don't know."'

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This is so pathetic, Theo, that I can't even believe it's real.

I'm in the construction industry and have barely worked for months. My health insurance runs in the neighborhood of $300 a month. TWO people had to be laid off?! Just in my small company, ALL FIVE employees are gone, as well as me!

Cry me a river.