New York Times Digital Workers
A group of more than 650 digital workers at the New York Times announced this week that they have formed a union with the NewsGuild of New York, TNG-CWA Local 31003. New York Times workers in the unit include digital designers, software engineers, product managers, and technical support professionals. A majority of the workers have signed cards in support of forming a union and have requested voluntary recognition by The Times. The NewsGuild-CWA currently represents over 1,000 members at the New York Times.
"We work at The Times because we believe deeply in the mission of the company," the workers wrote in their mission statement. "We believe that protecting the working conditions of employees is critical to the continued success of the mission. Collective bargaining is our way to ensure that we will be able to build The Times' world class digital products and platforms in a workplace that is more equitable, healthy, and just."