While the Jets have told their non-football employees to expect some unpaid time off next month if there is no new Collective Bargaining Agreement – the team will have its employees take one furloughed week per month until a resolution, according to this article in the Sports Business Journal – the Giants do not appear to have such plans.
While the Giants are not commenting publicly on any specific lockout contingencies, at this point furloughs or staff cuts do not seem to be immediately necessary.
“We're prepared for any eventuality," vice president of communications Pat Hanlon said. "Mostly, we are preparing for the 2011 season.”
This isn’t the first time the Jets have used furloughs to save some money during difficult times. In 2009, when the economy was skidding, business employees had to take a two week unpaid furlough. The Giants did not require that of their employees.