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NY Times newsroom walks out in protest

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Baron Scicluna, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    About 400 NY Times newsroom employees walked out in protest during negotiations with management over a new contract. They had taken a paycut and had overtime cut in the last contract in 2008.


    Glad to see there's at least one newsroom that's at least symbolically not just letting management walk over them.
  2. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Wasn't the symbolism of a byline strike effective? Darn.
  3. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    I sympathize but I can't imagine they have any leverage at all.
  4. JimmyHoward33

    JimmyHoward33 Well-Known Member

    Increased OT....what's that?
  5. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    As the crowd reassembled outside the north entrance to Times headquarters, union organizers such as columnists Jim Dwyer and Michael Powell gave interviews to camera crews and reporters from other organizations that had descended on the scene, hoping for something dramatic like rock-throwing or a chant.

    Rock-throwing? From the NYT newsies? ... Nice try, Observer.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The New York Times illustrating journalists' fight for financial survival is like the town recognizing the high school has a drug problem only when the attractive white cheerleader ODs.
  7. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    The union probably has a tiny bit, if only higher ups want to avoid embarrassing pauses in the conversation next summer in the Hamptons.
  8. Walter Burns

    Walter Burns Member

    Just so you know, I'm stealing this line.
  9. SoCalScribe

    SoCalScribe Member

    I know I should be sympathetic, but it's a little bit hard to reconcile their longstanding arrogance with some kind of "appeal to the masses" (few of whom subscribe).

    P.S., absolutely love the "Believe Us" stickers. LOL.
  10. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    This may not end well.
  11. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    The owners walked out of negotiations today as a response to the Guild walkout of the newsroom on Monday.
  12. podunk press

    podunk press Active Member

    I appreciate the steps. I applaud their fight.

    But seriously, folks, I've had one raise in five years.
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