Saturday, March 3, 2012

NYT guild members have ‘quiet’ protest outside Page One meeting

Newspaper Guild members at The New York Times received this notice Tuesday:

A photo (sent to us) shows the turnout. There’s also a video (via Romenesko).
Please join us at 3:50 p.m. on Wednesday for a quiet, 10-minute display of unity, around the entrances to the Page One meeting room on the third floor.

The point is to show our common dismay over contract negotiations in which management seems determined to seriously compromise our financial welfare, our access to health care and our security in retirement. We hope that senior editors who witness and understand our mutual resolve will convey the gravity of the situation to management.

Quiet protest, everybody! Sorry: (quiet protest, everybody). You can vigorously rustle your copy of the Observer, or tap out a polite tweet on your phone (keyboard clicks off, please). Participants are encouraged to stare pensively at top editors, but not in any way that could be construed as threatening.

|| Related: Nearly 600 Times staffers have signed an open letter to Arthur Sulzberger expressing “profound dismay” over pension freeze and health insurance changes | New York Times’ buyouts, contract negotiations show newsroom shift to Web (Poynter) | New York Times Co. Calls Union Back to Negotiations After CEO’s Departure (Bloomberg) NYT says it’s seeking ‘a modern contract’ with the guild Boston Newspaper Guild members reject cuts  About 80% of Boston Newspaper Guild members voted on concessions
Why didn’t NYT do more to win the hearts and minds of Globe guild members?

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