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NY Times employees are getting ready to walk out

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This morning at 8 a.m., New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger and CEO Meredith Kopit Levien received a letter from Bill Baker, unit chair of the Times guild, that was signed by more than 1,000 employees. Subject line: “Enough. If there is no contract by Dec. 8, we are walking out.”

So now they’ve decided to give the boss a hard deadline. The letter demands a weeklong marathon bargaining session over health-care funds and return-to-office policies and their pension plan. But what the employees really want is permanent increases in base pay. If they don’t get enough of a salary bump, they’re going to stop working for 24 hours next Thursday.

A walkout is technically a strike, though one with an end date. There was a one-hour walkout over a lapsed contract in 2011, and another quick afternoon walkout in 2017 over copy editors being eliminated. But those were mostly shows of solidarity. What the employees are preparing to do next week would be something not seen at the paper of record since 1978. Picture it: a full day without the New York Times. No one covering the tumult in Guangzhou or inside Buckingham Palace or what our president is saying. From midnight to midnight, no reporting, no filing stories, no podcasting, no comment moderating, and definitely no responding to editors’ queries. There would be no live briefings. (You’d be shocked at how many people it takes to produce one of those things.) Even logging into Oak (that’s their CMS) will be seen as scabby. Reporters tell me they’re ready to picket outside the building, too.


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The staff is steamed because they feel the paper is sitting on a pot of gold. “We have been lectured about the dire economic future the company faces — even as the company tells Wall Street about a successful corporation that can afford to pay millions in salaries and benefits to its top executives,” states the letter.


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Would you miss the NYT?


Swagga
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re: NY Times employees are getting ready to walk out
First Twitter is gone and now the New York Times. Democrats are gonna have to come out with another platform quick. CNN is all that’s left.


Oilfieldbiology
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re: NY Times employees are getting ready to walk out
Nope


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thegambler
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re: NY Times employees are getting ready to walk out
The demise of legitimate journalism has led to the scourge that is social media.

Thomas Paine warned of the dangers of unchecked, unsourced and unsubstantiated "news" in his famous pamphlet "The Preamble" back in 1776.


I-59 Tiger
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re: NY Times employees are getting ready to walk out
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Would you miss the NYT


No.


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re: NY Times employees are getting ready to walk out
I’m pretty sure there are reporters grinding all over the country that would replace them in a heartbeat if they had the chance.
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Picture it: a full day without the New York Times.
NYT readers would just read one of the other thousands of publications in this country. Oh no


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WinnaSez
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re: NY Times employees are getting ready to walk out
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From midnight to midnight, no reporting, no filing stories, no podcasting, no comment moderating, and definitely no responding to editors’ queries. There would be no live briefings. (You’d be shocked at how many people it takes to produce one of those things.)


Oh no! How we will we survive it??


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adamb2151
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re: NY Times employees are getting ready to walk out
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Picture it: a full day without the New York Times. No one covering the tumult in Guangzhou or inside Buckingham Palace or what our president is saying. From midnight to midnight, no reporting, no filing stories, no podcasting, no comment moderating, and definitely no responding to editors’ queries. There would be no live briefings. (You’d be shocked at how many people it takes to produce one of those things.) Even logging into Oak (that’s their CMS) will be seen as scabby.


OMG CAN YOU PICTURE IT??? What a bunch of self important clowns.


Tony The Tiger
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Wabbit7
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re: NY Times employees are getting ready to walk out
Hope the entire company quits


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tommy2tone1999
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re: NY Times employees are getting ready to walk out
Love to see this happen. When will the Union rank and file realize that the Democrats and their union bosses are using them?


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Giantkiller
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re: NY Times employees are getting ready to walk out
Just waiting for...


BREAKING NEWS! ELON BUYS THE NEW YORK TIMES!


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roguetiger15
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re: NY Times employees are getting ready to walk out
Liberal “journalists”- Capitalism is the devil. We need to move to socialism

Also Liberal “journalists”- I don’t like working for free, pay me fairly.


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therick711
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OMG CAN YOU PICTURE IT??? What a bunch of self important clowns.


THE HORROR. The only thing media loves more than pushing the left's agenda is stories about media. No one cares.


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philly444
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re: NY Times employees are getting ready to walk out
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Picture it: a full day without the New York Times. No one covering the tumult in Guangzhou or inside Buckingham Palace or what our president is saying. From midnight to midnight, no reporting, no filing stories, no podcasting, no comment moderating, and definitely no responding to editors’ queries.


The horror


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LegendInMyMind
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lsusteve1
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Well, bye


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LRB1967
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Would I miss a leftist shite rag? Not at all.


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tiger114
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CNN is all that’s left.

ISWYDT


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