New York Times journalists begin 24-hour strike, first of its kind in decades

12/9/2022 12:58:00 PM

This is the first major strike The New York Times has seen in more than 40 years.

This is the first major strike The New York Times has seen in more than 40 years.

The NewsGuild of New York said last week that over 1,100 employees would stage a 24-hour work stoppage unless the two sides reach a contract deal.

But New York Times spokesperson Danielle Rhoades Ha said in a statement that the company was still in negotiations when it was told that the strike was happening.Pexels.The temporary stay from the 2nd U.Officials from the Legal Aid Society and the Empire Justice Center in Albany sent a letter Thursday to the commissioner and top officials at the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), asking for help for more than 2,200 clients who have had their benefits stolen in the first eight months of 2022.

“It is disappointing that they are taking such an extreme action when we are not at an impasse,” she said.It was unclear how Thursday's coverage would be affected, but the strike's supporters include members of the fast-paced live-news desk, which covers breaking news for the digital paper.Reporters, editors, photographers and other employees planned a rally outside the Times’ offices, while the newspaper relied on international staff and other non-union journalists to deliver content to its more than 9 million subscribers in the U.Employees planned a rally outside the newspaper's offices near Times Square.S.Rhoades Ha told The Associated Press the company has “solid plans in place” to continue producing content, including relying on international reporters and other journalists who are not union members.and other countries.In a note sent to guild-represented staff Tuesday night, Deputy Managing Editor Cliff Levy called the planned strike “puzzling" and “an unsettling moment in negotiations over a new contract.Most of the theft in the state has happened to people living in New York City, according to state officials — and lawyers with Legal Aid and the New York Legal Assistance Group said their clients are often given confusing advice on what to do.

” He said it would be the first strike by the bargaining unit since 1981 and “comes despite intensifying efforts by the company to make progress.The live desk was operating Thursday, focusing on the U.The law expanded who could get a handgun license, added new licensing requirements and created a long list of places where firearms would be banned.” But in a letter signed by more than 1,000 employees, the NewsGuild said management has been “dragging its feet” bargaining for nearly two years and “time is running out to reach a fair contract” by the end of the year.The NewsGuild also said the company told employees planning to strike that they would not get paid for the duration of the star Brittney Griner’s release from Russian prison as part of a prisoner exchange.Members also were asked to work extra hours get work done ahead of the strike, according to the union.The panel’s decision makes an exception for people who have the “duty to keep the peace at places of worship, airports, and private buses.World: The New York Times has seen other, shorter walkouts in recent years, including a half-day protest in August by a new union representing technology workers who claimed unfair labor practices.More than 1,000 union members had pledged last week to strike starting at 12:01 a.But the help usually stops there, as Callagy and officials noted that federal and state regulations prohibit paying back the benefits in most cases.

In one breakthrough that both sides called significant, the company backed off its proposal to replace the existing adjustable pension plan with an enhanced 401(k) retirement plan.The Times offered instead to let the union choose between the two.Thursday unless a deal could be reached to replace a contract that expired in March 2021.The company also agreed to expand fertility treatment benefits.Levy said the company also has offered to raise wages by 5.The NewsGuild said via Twitter that “management walked away from the table with five hours to go” before the planned strike.5% upon ratification of the contract, followed by 3% increases in 2023 and 2024.Callagy and other officials said the fraud comes at a time when inflation is raising the cost of food.

That would be an increase from the 2.“We know what we’re worth.2% annual increases in the expired contract.What's everyone talking about? Stacy Cowley, a finance reporter and union representative, said the union is seeking 10% pay raises at ratification, which she said would make up for raises not received over the past two years.“It is disappointing that they are taking such an extreme action when we are not at an impasse,” she said.She also said the union wants the contract to guarantee employees the option to work remotely some of the time, if their roles allow for it, but the company wants the right to recall workers to the office full time.Cowley said The Times has required its staff to be in office three days a week, but many have been showing up less often in an informal protest.The Times, which has grown its subscriber based in recent years, projected an adjusted operating profit of between $320 million and $330 million for 2022 in its most recent earnings report.A store on Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn welcomes Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards.


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