Wirecutter Union on Strike
After two years of bargaining, The New York Times Company has continued to delay Wirecutter Union's negotiations through unfair labor practices and wage offers that significantly underpay staff. With management refusing to come to the table to reach a deal, 100% of the union, a unit of NewsGuild of New York, will be striking from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday.
Wirecutter staff works around the clock during the Black Friday shopping week, the consumer product review website's busiest and most profitable time of year, putting in extra hours over the holiday to serve readers. Their labor continues to bring in record revenue for the Times and helped to grow Wirecutter by 10k subscribers in the past quarter. The Times is sitting on about $1 billion in cash but has offered Wirecutter staff guaranteed annual raises of just 0.5%.
The Wirecutter Union is asking for subscribers and supporters to support them by boycotting Wirecutter from November 25th until November 29th. Click here to pledge your support for the digital picket line!