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Tue Mar 24, 2020, 01:26 PM

NRA to cut salaries, brace for layoffs as coronavirus disrupts fundraising, internal memo states

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/nra-to-cut-salaries-brace-for-layoffs-as-coronavirus-disrupts-fundraising-internal-memo-states/2020/03/24/4a7d47ac-6d63-11ea-96a0-df4c5d9284af_story.html



The National Rifle Association is cutting salaries 20 percent and bracing for layoffs, as the coronavirus pandemic forces the nonprofit to cancel its annual meeting set for April and a wide range of upcoming fundraisers and programs, according to a memo to staffers from the nonprofit’s leadership Monday.

More than 800 people worked at the NRA in 2018, according to its latest tax filing, although that number includes part-time workers who would not be affected by the reductions. Schedules for hourly workers will be reduced from five to four days a week, the memo said.

Some top NRA officials, including chief executive Wayne LaPierre, are taking salary reductions greater than 20 percent, according to a person familiar with the cuts who was not authorized to speak publicly about them.

In 2018, compensation for top officials, including LaPierre, surged by 41 percent and legal fees more than tripled, according to the organization’s tax filing, even as the nation’s largest gun rights organization sharply reduced spending on programs central to its mission. LaPierre received a total of about $2.2 million from the NRA and related entities in 2018, including a base salary of $1.27 million, tax documents show.

LaPierre withstood calls for his resignation last year amid allegations of lavish spending on travel, clothing and legal fees. NRA officials have staunchly defended their stewardship as the Democratic attorneys general of Washington and New York investigate the tax-exempt group’s spending.

“We must address immediate financial challenges and, as importantly, plan for long-term impacts to ensure the viability of our organization during this crucial year,” LaPierre said in the memo describing the pay cuts and proposed layoffs. “Unfortunately, these changes will necessitate the elimination of certain positions on either a temporary or, in some cases, permanent basis.”


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Reply NRA to cut salaries, brace for layoffs as coronavirus disrupts fundraising, internal memo states (Original post)
IronLionZion Mar 24 OP
jls4561 Mar 24 #1
Amishman Mar 24 #2
stonecutter357 Mar 24 #3
cos dem Mar 24 #4
nolabear Mar 24 #5
Brother Mythos Mar 24 #6
IronLionZion Mar 24 #7
Bev54 Mar 24 #8
IronLionZion Mar 24 #9
Bev54 Mar 24 #11
zackymilly Mar 24 #10
IronLionZion Mar 24 #12
Brother Mythos Mar 24 #13

Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 01:28 PM

1. Oh, now I understand why Mnuchin needed that slush fund

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 01:28 PM

2. they've been imploding for over a year

this might just speed it up

they lost the support of the hard core gun nuts, who view them as ineffective and corrupt

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 01:29 PM

3. Good !

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 01:33 PM

4. Their building would make a good emergency hospital.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 01:34 PM

5. Well, at least there's that.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 01:37 PM

6. Thoughts and prayers. No money.

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Response to Brother Mythos (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 01:38 PM

7. Sacrifices must be made

Their members have been joking on social media about robbing people to get supplies when stores are out.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 01:40 PM

8. I thought they were close to death anyway

Let them fall off the cliff, they have no place in society.

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 01:43 PM

9. Time for them to die so others may live

sacrifices must be made. fewer school shootings these days since everyone is at home

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 01:46 PM

11. Exactly but had a school shooting today.

As Jeff Tiedrich said in his tweet today about the republicans allow the children to be shot down in schools and the elderly die in a pandemic, they are psychotic and need to all be voted out.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 01:45 PM

10. I hope a disgruntled employee doesn't shoot up the place.

They better double-down on security.

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Response to zackymilly (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 01:48 PM

12. An armed society is a polite society

so NRA employees can be armed when their boss notifies them of termination.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 02:22 PM

13. I haven't heard the phrase "Going postal" in a long, long time.

We'll just have to wait and see if "Going NRA" replaces that old expression.

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