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.
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.”