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More than a thousand journalists from The New York Times are on strike

New York (EFE) agreement.

Writers, editors at the outlet, as well as other members of The NewsGuild of New York have indicated they are tired of the negotiations that have dragged on since their last contract expired in March 2021.

As a result, more than 1,100 employees signed a 24-hour strike commitment, according to a union statement.

According to an article published this Thursday by The New York Times, the newspaper and the union have had about 40 meetings since the spring of 2021, but the negotiators have not been able to reach an agreement on wages, health coverage and retirement. country where both health and retirement are in private hands.

The last round of negotiations took place on Tuesday and part of Wednesday, but on Wednesday night the union said via Twitter that no agreement had been reached.

“We were ready to work for as long as it took to reach a fair deal, but the (media) management team walked away from the table with five hours to go,” The NewsGuild said in a tweet .

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In a note to the newsroom, Joe Kahn, executive editor of The New York Times, said he was disappointed with the union’s decision.

“Strikes often occur when negotiations break down. That is not where we are today. Although the company and NewsGuild remain separated on a number of issues, we continue to exchange proposals and move toward an agreement,” Kahn said in statements published by The New York Times.

NewsGuild also used social media to urge readers not to read the tabloids or play games on Thursday, announcing a “picket” at 1pm local time (5pm GMT).

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