There is such a high degree of anxiety about the proposed merger with [name of firm] that I can see the effects in my department daily. I do not feel that the newsletter put out last week helped assuage the fears of the other employees.
I believe that it might be beneficial to meet the issue head-on by holding a meeting wherein questions can be put forth and answers can be provided.
There is a schism between employees and management that appears to be growing and presents a potential problem. If, for example, this merger fails to materialize, the employees may maintain their current feelings of alienation to the detriment of the organization.
I know that there are many inherent problems in hashing this subject out in an open forum and these must be weighed against the present alternative. I do feel, however, that the suggestion is worth some consideration.