Greater than 100 New York Occasions employees and their supporters protested outdoors The Occasions’s Manhattan headquarters on Tuesday, accusing the corporate of delaying contract talks.
The demonstration was attended by members of the Occasions Guild, which represents about 1,300 journalists; the Wirecutter Union, which is made up of workers from the Occasions-owned product evaluate web site; and the Occasions Tech Guild, which incorporates software program engineers, knowledge analysts and product managers. All three teams are affiliated with the NewsGuild of New York.
The Occasions Guild has been negotiating for a brand new contract since March 2021. The Wirecutter Union, shaped in 2019, has but to succeed in a contract. The Occasions has not acknowledged the Times Tech Guild, which was organized in April and has since filed for an election with the Nationwide Labor Relations Board.
Invoice Baker, the Occasions Guild unit chair, mentioned on the rally that he had seen The Occasions “do the appropriate factor” in his 16 years with the union, however now “in all places I look, administration is preventing union members at this firm.”
The Wirecutter Union mentioned final week that its members would not work from Black Friday, on Nov. 26, to Cyber Monday, on Nov. 29, if it had not reached a deal by then. Nick Man, a union chair, mentioned that the union filed an unfair labor observe cost with the Nationwide Labor Relations Board final week after Occasions administration refused to offer wage info to the union.
“We’re actively working with The New York Occasions NewsGuild and the Wirecutter Union to place in place collective bargaining agreements that pretty reward our workers for his or her work and contributions to The Occasions’s success,” Danielle Rhoades Ha, a spokeswoman for The New York Occasions, mentioned Tuesday. She additionally mentioned the corporate would respect the N.L.R.B. course of for a Occasions Tech Guild election.