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Jets Will Implement Staff Furloughs In Event Of NFL Work Stoppage
Published February 22, 2011
PREVENT DEFENSE: Higgins yesterday said that the Jets "simply are taking the proper steps to cover all their bases with a lockout looming." He contends that "going about it this way provides the best long-term solution." Higgins: "Although we fully expect an agreement to be reached, it just makes sense to plan for the worst, and this plan is about shared sacrifice across the organization to get through a period of uncertainty." On Long Island, Roderick Boone reports it does not appear that the Giants have a "similar contingency plan in place." While they are "not commenting publicly on what they would do in the event of a lockout, at this point the Giants don't seem to be planning any furloughs or staff cuts" (NEWSDAY, 2/22). In N.Y., Judy Battista notes the Jets "laid off 30 employees -- most of them involved in sales of personal seat licenses -- shortly after the season, and two years ago, when the economy slumped, business-side employees had to take two weeks of unpaid leave to avoid job cuts" (N.Y. TIMES, 2/22).