Hiding Mass Layoffs


"...there were more than 2,000 mass layoffs last year. What to do, what to do? I know, shouted some eager Bushite: Let's just stop reporting these numbers!...

"Last Christmas Eve... Bush's labor department quietly slipped out a four-sentence press release announcing that its Mass Layoff Statistics Program was "discontinued"" (Hightower, Jim. "My Dinner With Cheney." The Texas Observer, 9/12/03, 15).


Colby Glass, MLIS