New York Times On Strike; But Does Anyone Care?

( – Journalists and other workers at the ultra-liberal New York Times are on strike today, raising the question of whether anyone in the United States really cares one way or the other.

According to ABC News in a story headlined “New York Times journalists, other workers on 24-hour strike”:

Hundreds of journalists and other employees at The New York Times began a 24-hour walkout on Thursday, the first strike of its kind at the newspaper in more than 40 years.

Newsroom employees and other members of The NewsGuild of New York say they are fed up with bargaining that has dragged on since their last contract expired in March 2021. The union announced last week that more than 1,100 employees would stage a 24-hour work stoppage starting at 12:01 a.m. Thursday unless the two sides could reach a contract deal.

“The NewsGuild tweeted Thursday morning that workers ‘are now officially on work stoppage, the first of this scale at the company in 4 decades. It’s never an easy decision to refuse to do work you love, but our members are willing to do what it takes to win a better newsroom for all.'” [emphasis added]

Reportedly, employees are upset with “wages, remote work policies, and the company’s employee evaluation system.”

What is your reaction to workers at The New York Times going on strike? Do you read the paper? Do you care whether the paper shuts down? Please share your thoughts and views by emailing [email protected]. Thank you.