The Newspaper Guild of New York sends this message:
About 65 to 70 Reporters and Editors from the Newsroom at The New York Times formed a silent gauntlet at this morning’s Times Company annual stockholders meeting. They lined up in the lobby of The Times building in Manhattan and handed out leaflets that contained a highly critical analysis of the company’s position during 13 months of bargaining with the Guild. That analysis was written by Times Labor Reporter Steven Greenhouse.
They also leafletted outside the meeting with a banner and large sign that said: “Without Us, it’s just White Space.”
Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. and other Sulzberger family members as well as other Times executives were also forced to walk past the lined up staffers, who are getting angrier by the day about the lack of progress on a fair contract…and the company’s continuing demands for a ten to fifteen percent cut in compensation.
More info and Photos of the protest can be found on the New York Guild’s Facebook page.