At the NYT, a small but pointed protest
Newsroom gathers in the lobby to send a point to new CEO
October 23, 2012
As protests go, this wasn’t exactly Occupy Wall Street or even a good bra burning.
But it was apparently meant as just enough to get their point across.
Yesterday afternoon hundreds of employees at The New York Times’ newsroom met in the lobby of the 41st Street entrance to the building for a protest that lasted just under 10 minutes.
They are currently in negotiations with management over a new contract.
The group stood peacefully and snapped a picture, which captured a couple of the signs being held at the rally, such as “Save Our Times” and “Without us it’s just blank space.”
The point of the gathering, according to the Times’ Media Decoder blog, was to target incoming chief executive officer Mark Thompson, late of the BBC, who is at The Times this week taking meetings.
It marked the second silent protest over the past two weeks by Times employees, who also left the building in a walkout earlier this month.
The union and management are at odds over pension and health insurance as well as salaries.
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