|View from across court yard of Times building during Feb. 29 gathering of Guild members at daily Page One meeting|
In silence, Times Guild members send a loud message
|Managing Editor John Geddes|
On Feb. 29, more than 250 New York Times Guild members in New York and Washington gave editors a silent but conspicuous demonstration of their anger at company contract proposals to cut their overall compensation, including retirement income.
|Executive Edtior Jill Abramson|
|Associate Managing Editor Alan Flippen|
Most galling to Times staffers is that management’s demands come as the company sent former CEO Janet Robinson on her way at the end of 2011 with a severance package that has grown with every successive report like a Powerball jackpot.
A recent report valued her exit package at more than $21 million, including a $10.9 million pension payout.
|Guild members maintain silent vigil even after start of Feb. 29 Page One meeting.|
Guild member shows what the Times would look like without our efforts.
New York Times Page one meeting with members of The Newspaper Guild of New York, Local 31003, CWA in silent protest.
what the well dressed Times Guild member is wearing these days
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