The New York Times will likely have a 24-hour walkout of its editorial staff starting at midnight Eastern Time in the first labor action of its kind at the esteemed newspaper in forty years, the Guardian reports.
Union members of the NewsGuild of New York, consisting mainly of newsroom staff but including some production employees, hope to jumpstart the negotiations for a new contract. The old one expired in March 2021, and they’ve been negotiating since, but talks have stalled.
NYT reporter Sheera Frenkel tweeted, “I am joining more than 1,100 of my colleagues at the NYT on strike tomorrow. Among national, business, and metro reporters, more than 90% of the desk is joining the strike. None of us wanted it to come to this, but two years is too long to wait for a fair contract.”