Green party layoffs are leaving leader Annamie Paul without staff in her office as a feud goes on.
Three sources affected by the cuts, who were granted anonymity because they weren’t authorized to talk publicly about internal matters, say Green party executive director Dana Taylor sent out the notices today, slashing the paid ranks of the party in half.
The manager had recently announced at an all-staff meeting that some 15 layoffs were coming.
That virtual gathering stalled after Taylor clicked Paul’s mute button because the leader was speaking against the payroll cut, with a pair of other Greens refusing to proceed until she was unmuted again, in accordance with the identical three sources, who were all there.
They are saying the temporary layoffs, which take effect Friday evening and include no severance packages, mean they may be asked to return to work if an election kicks off this yr, with a refusal tantamount to resignation.
The cuts have included newer staff who got here in since Paul was elected nine months ago. Taylor and the leader’s office didn’t immediately reply to requests for comment Wednesday.