Workers at New York Times' Wirecutter go on strike ahead of Black Friday

Workers at New York Times' Wirecutter go on strike ahead of Black Friday

Union workers at the New York Times’ product-review website Wirecutter have gone on strike ahead of the Black Friday shopping weekend over a stalemate in pay negotiations, the union said Thursday. The union that represents the workforce said they’ve been locked in contract negotiations for two years, and the Times has not budged on “unfair labor practices” that underpay Wirecutter staff. “Our staff works around the clock during the Black Friday shopping week, our busiest and most profitable time of year, putting in extra hours over the holiday to serve our readers,” the union said in a statement. “Our labor continues to bring in record revenue for the Times and helped to grow Wirecutter by 10k subscribers in the past quarter,” it added. The Wirecutter union is part of the …
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