Reporters and editors at The New York Times are participating in a one-day walkout as “talks between their union and the company had dragged on and showed limited progress”, the publication reported.
According to The New York Times, The Times and The New York Times Guild’s contract expired over a year ago in March 2021 and roughly 40 bargaining sessions have been held. “Negotiators have failed to come to an agreement on salaries, health and retirement benefits, and other issues”, the Times reported.
Not every staff member at the Times will walk out, but a majority are participating. The Times has more than 1,800 employees who work in the newsroom, and over 1,100 of those employees signed a pledge to strike for 24 hours.