October 8, 2012

At around 3:30 p.m., at least 375 union employees of The New York Times briefly stepped outside the building to show their opposition to new contract terms proposed by management, according to head counts done by science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr., and education reporter Richard Perez-Pena. There were another 23 staffers who did the same outside the paper’s D.C. bureau.

New York Times union members briefly walk out to protest contract negotiations

At around 3:30 p.m., about 300 union employees of The New York Times briefly walked outside the building to show their opposition to negotiations with management over new contract terms.

Storified by Julie Moos · Mon, Oct 08 2012 12:57:13

New York Times Employees To Walk OutStaffers at the New York Times are planning to walk out on Monday afternoon, in protest of the management’s position on contract negotiat…
The staff of the @nytimes is ‘walking out’ in solidarity over contract negotiations. Right Now. http://pic.twitter.com/t3ItlLioNowThis News
I estimate more than 300 @nytimes staff to have walked out so far, and they just keep coming. #nytwalkout http://yfrog.us/0d3wapyqytawizayvlkslpdnzNowThis News
The @nytimes guild staff and supporters have filled up the 41st St. sidewalk… Full of chatter and guild buttons. http://pic.twitter.com/8AnZMhTPNowThis News
The crowd erupted in applause, as a lone employee looked on from the inside the newsroom. #nytwalkout http://pic.twitter.com/wxyBUc1sNowThis News
And the whole thing lasted 10 minutes. #nytwalkout http://pic.twitter.com/PkYAs6n3NowThis News

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