The Huffington Post | By Katherine Fung Posted: 07/19/2012 3:14 pm Updated: 07/19/2012 4:55 pm
The Newspaper Guild of New York and New York Times staffers angrily responded to the latest roadblock in contract talks on Thursday.
"If corporate management continues to show disrespect for its journalists, the best and brightest will leave the Times," said staff editor Clay Risen. Dan Wakin, who has been a reporter at the Times for twelve years, added, "It's already happening."
|Newspaper Guild members protesting outside the Times annual stockholders meeting|
The internal strife at the Times became public last December, when employees signed an open letter objecting to management's call to freeze pensions and end independent health care plans. Since then, staffers have protested outside editorial and shareholder meetings, and condemned the proposals in a series of videos.
Bill O’Meara, New York Guild President
Peter Szekely, Secretary-Treasurer
Anthony Napoli, Local Representative
Grant Glickson, Unit Chairperson
Mindy Matthews, Grievance Chairperson
Donald G. McNeil