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New York Times tech workers vote to join union -Breaking


© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: The New York Times building can be seen in Manhattan, New York (USA), August 3, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo

By Daniel Wiessner

NEW YORK (Reuters), A close to 600 members of The New York Times Co’s tech staff voted to unite, as The Times Co faces allegations that it has unlawfully interacted with labor organizing. The election results were announced Thursday.

The U.S. National Labor Relations Board reported that workers voted 404-88% to join The NewsGuild of New York. The union represents many other Times employees. According to the NewsGuild, the Times Tech Guild is the most powerful tech-worker union in America.

Danielle Rhoades Ha was a spokesperson for The New York Times. She stated that they were looking forward to signing a contract.

She stated that she believes the election was crucial to allow her colleagues to learn about the union and hear both sides. This would then enable them all make informed decisions.

Times Tech Guild released a statement stating that unionization will allow members to make decisions about their work, pay and benefits.

We look forward to working closely with management to achieve a strong contract, which will not only ensure equity and respect to tech workers but also establish industry standards,” said the union.

The New York Times claimed that the unit had been inappropriate due to its five job functions. They should have only included about 360 product engineer workers. According to the company, many workers are supervisors or managers who cannot join unions.

Jan., a NLRB official stated that Times had been barred from pursuing these arguments due to insufficient information on the workers’ working conditions.

The NLRB General Counsel filed a complaint against the Times in December alleging unfair labor practices by the Times regarding the union campaign.

According to the complaint management, during a virtual meeting in May, told certain employees that they couldn’t show support for unions while supervising interns. This policy has been maintained by them.

The Times denied any wrongdoing. For March 14, an administrative judge will hear The Times.

Some employees at Reuters are represented by the NewsGuild.

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