The New York Times is faced with employee strike for the first time since 1970’s. The union is demanding better pay and other benefits against living costs that continue to rise.
Incidentally, the work stoppage at the prestigious publication comes at a time of heightened labour unrest in the US
The company said it was disappointed by the strike decisions but would serve the readers “without disruption”.
The Union members on the other hand maintain that, the print media is healthily profitable and can afford to meet their demands despite challenges in the wider news business.
More than 1100 Union members are expected to participate in the 8-December strike including big names like film critic AO Scott. International staff are not part of the union, meaning the World Cup coverage will not be affected.