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New York Times
staffers stage walkout

Salon, by Natasha Lennard

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Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 10/8/2012 9:59:49 PM

Unionized New York Times staffers plan a short walkout on Monday afternoon, reported Katherine Fung at the Huffington Post. The staffers, members of the Newspaper Guild of New York, will meet up and collectively walk outside of the new but iconic New York Times building in Manhattan to protest management’s position on contract negotiations. Fung reports that “the walkout won’t be the first protest that Times’ staffers have staged over proposed contract terms. Earlier this year, employees held a silent protest outside a meeting of top editors, and demonstrated outside the company’s annual shareholders meeting.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue Hen1, 10/8/2012 10:14:03 PM     (No. 8919253)

Beginning of the death throes?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FunOne, 10/8/2012 10:22:54 PM     (No. 8919268)

I don't usually cheer for union strikers, but when I do, it's for NY Times staffers.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Kansas Conservative, 10/8/2012 10:26:04 PM     (No. 8919273)

More whining from unionized idiots about not cutting unsustainable pensions. These jerks need to learn a lesson or two from the real world, not their unionized paradise.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: southron, 10/8/2012 10:40:23 PM     (No. 8919292)

The Grey Lady is finally reaping what it has been sowing and it is well deserved.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 10/8/2012 10:43:12 PM     (No. 8919296)

NYTimes: Your chickens are coming home to roost. Are you fit to print the news?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 10/8/2012 10:53:09 PM     (No. 8919323)

Cool.

How does it feel?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 10/8/2012 11:00:06 PM     (No. 8919335)

Did anyone notice?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: KTWO, 10/8/2012 11:01:09 PM     (No. 8919337)

Don't hardly seen many of them new but iconic buildings.

That thar alone be enough to drive a staffer to strike.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: doublesharp, 10/8/2012 11:02:21 PM     (No. 8919341)

And this is as good as it gets and it won't ever be this good again. Media will eventually get the message or go out of business.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bazi, 10/8/2012 11:05:39 PM     (No. 8919345)

I couldn't watch the videos with my slow connection. Were they holding up hand scrawled notes a la Occupy Wall Street?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: cThree, 10/9/2012 12:01:46 AM     (No. 8919401)

The Newspaper of Record has become a laughingstock.

And even if the wounds are self-inflicted and richly deserved, it's very sad, and I avert my eyes.

OK. Got all that out of my system. Time for a glass of good wine and a turn at a very, very small violin.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: DARling, 10/9/2012 12:02:44 AM     (No. 8919402)

I saw the NYT at the customer service desk of my grocery store today. It is almost as thin as the local free paper we get thrown into our driveway every week!

I hear a death rattle of the major (liberal) papers. Stupid fools going on strike in the middle of a recession. They're as bad as the overpaid teachers in Chicago.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: grounded, 10/9/2012 12:59:11 AM     (No. 8919437)

For all their NYC leftie orthodoxy, the powers that be at the NYT go all 1%er when it's their ox getting hooked by the horn.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/9/2012 1:26:10 AM     (No. 8919455)

Keep on walking and doncha ever come back Jack.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/9/2012 8:12:31 AM     (No. 8919713)

If we're lucky, that striking union will put the NY Slimes out of business, like they do every other business they get their greedy thug hands on.

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