Thursday, July 25, 2024

NY Times May See Thursday Walk Out Over Fair Contract: Strike Authorization Looming


The New York Times is having the same labor issues as railroad workers and everyone else these days. They can’t get a fair contract. Now a strike authorization looms. On Thursday there could be a major walk out. Let’s hope it’s a slow news day.

Stay tuned…

Trip Gabriel of the NY Times posts to Twitter:

“1100 New York Times Guild members have pledged to walk out on Thursday for one day to push a foot-dragging management to negotiate a fair contract. That’s 75% of the newsroom, an extraordinary statement of unity.

“It’s been 20 months of bargaining. Today management backed away from killing news employees’ pension – ‘them giving us what we already have,’ in the words of Guild bargaining leader.

“Next step may be a strike authorization vote, a major escalation of pressure if it passes.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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