More than 1,000 unionized employees are threatening to walk out of the publication if it does not agree to their demands in contract negotiations by next Thursday.
“After 20 months of negotiations, enough is enough: Today, more than 1,000 [NYT Union] members pledged to walk out if [the paper] does not agree to a complete and fair contract by Dec. 8,” the publication’s union tweeted on Friday.
A letter the NYT NewsGuild sent to the outlet demanded wages to match inflation and improvements to existing health insurance and retirement benefits.
“We will walk out and stop work for 24 hours, on Thursday, Dec. 8, if we do not have a deal for a complete and equitable contract by then,” they threatened in a letter that Reuters obtained. 1,036 members of the union signed the letter.
“[W]hile we are disappointed that the NewsGuild is threatening to strike, we are prepared to ensure The Times continues to serve our readers without disruption,” a spokesperson for the publication told the New York Post.