The liberal media is eating itself.
Over 1,100 New York Times employees are going on strike on Thursday – the strike is set to last for 24 hours.
The strike is over the fact that no agreement has been reached between the New York Times and the New York Times Guild. Around 40 bargaining sessions have already taken place.
More than 1,100 New York Times employees are set to go on a 24-hour strike that begins on Thursday, December 8, at midnight, following the company’s failure to reach an agreement with the Times’ union.
The over 1,100 Times workers who plan to go on strike for 24 hours make up a significant portion of the roughly 1,800 people who work in the Times’ newsroom.
The strike comes amid unsuccessful negotiations between the New York Times and the New York Times Guild to renegotiate the last contract that expired in March 2021. Since the contract’s expiration, roughly 40 bargaining sessions have occurred between the parties, but negotiators have failed to come to an agreement on salaries and health and retirement benefits, among other issues.
CEO Meredith Kopit Levien said in a memo that it was “disappointing that they’re taking such drastic action.”
She said that the Times has offered journalists substantial pay increases, market-leading benefits, and flexible working conditions.
” It’s disappointing that they’re taking such drastic action,” Times Co. CEO Meredith Kopit Levien wrote in a memo late last night. She cited what she called “the clear commitment we’ve shown to negotiate our way to a contract that provides Times journalists with substantial pay increases, market-leading benefits, and flexible working conditions.
Rep. Jamaal Bowman said he supports the strike and asked for readers to “not cross the digital picket line.”
Tonight at midnight, 1,100 workers at @nytimes are going on a 24 hour strike. Here’s what you can do…
Do not engage with any of the New York Times platforms. DO NOT CROSS THE DIGITAL PICKET LINE. Get your news from other sources and tell your friends to do the same. @nyguild pic.twitter.com/Eu9Cha4aFg
— Jamaal Bowman Ed.D (@JamaalBowmanNY) December 8, 2022
Amanda Hess, NewsGuild of New York’s second vice president also asked readers not to engage with anything the New York Times does.
We’re asking readers to not engage in any @nytimes platforms tomorrow and stand with us on the digital picket line! Read local news. Listen to public radio. Make something from a cookbook. Break your Wordle streak.
— Amanda Hess (@amandahess) December 7, 2022
Here’s what Elon Musk had to say:
Woke v Woke pic.twitter.com/hmhC5eelik
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 8, 2022
The Fake News is in trouble!