Monday’s “labor action” at the New York Times involved union members posing for a photo that they’ll give to incoming CEO Mark Thompson. On Wednesday, Times staffers will move outside for “informational hand-billing” on 41st St., outside the Times building and across the street from the law firm that’s representing the company in contract talks.
Read the memo after the jump.
Date: October 23, 2012 12:45:31 AM EDT
Subject: MOBILIZATION EFFORT FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24
It’s time to bring our message outside the building.
From 4 to 5:30 pm on Wednesday, we will be holding informational hand-billing on 41st Street. Please: make time in your day to take part.
Whether you have 10 minutes to spare or 90, your participation is vital.
With flyers and placards, we’ll be right outside our own building (and, handily enough, directly across the street from Proskauer Rose, the law firm that is representing the company in the current talks). The public relies on us to give them the story straight.
After all, we are the people who bring the New York Times to life on line and in print, 365 days a year. This deal will shape The New York Times well into the future.
So come for as long as you can. Just 10 or 15 minutes really does matter.
The Mobilization Committee