After Layoffs At The Brooklyn Eagle, Current And Former Staffers Accuse Owner Of Mismanagement

In mid-December, the staff of the Brooklyn Eagle gathered for an office holiday party. Some staffers said they had not been paid for at least two weeks—another worker was still missing a paycheck dating back to mid-November. Late payments were a common occurrence in years’ past, according to a former staffer. Eventually they’d get paid, sometimes with envelopes of cash.

But instead of paychecks, the paper’s owner and publisher, Dozier Hasty, approached his employees at the party with a stocking full of scratch off lottery tickets, according to multiple people present. …

Brooklyn Eagle publisher Dozier Hasty receives Brooklyn Heights Association’s Award for Responsible Brooklyn Journalism in February 2019. In mid-December, the staff of the Brooklyn Eagle gathered for an office holiday party. Some staffers said they had not been paid for at least two weeks—another worker was still missing a […]

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