Five months after Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin pushed through a law stripping public unions of their bargaining rights, the Republican Party has paid a price. …
Mr. Walker and his colleagues tried to paint the unions as unwilling to sacrifice a bit of their pensions and health benefits in rough fiscal times. It was heartening to see more than 160,000 Wisconsin voters reject that false notion.
“The Times is in labor turmoil,” wrote health and science reporter Donald McNeil. “Journalists are openly angry. Even the sacred Page One meeting has had a protest”
Negotiations with the Newspaper Guild, in which the company is proposing to gut the company's once lucrative retirement and pension programs, remain acrimonious.
The Guild, with over 1,000 members, has been without a contract since March 31, 2011.