TIME Workers Threaten To Strike on TIME100 Release
The TIME Union announced plans for a one-day strike as their bargaining committee heads back into negotiations this week. Members have signed on to a letter to management announcing their plan to walkout on May 23rd, when the magazine releases its highly-anticipated annual TIME100, if a contract agreement is not reached by then.
The union of around 100 editorial employees is represented by The NewsGuild of New York, including staffers for TIME digital and TIME for Kids. The TIME digital and TIME for Kids workers organized in 2019, joining their print editorial colleagues who have been unionized for 80 years.
TIME management has delayed reaching a deal on a contract for nearly three years. The union’s top demands at the table include fair wages with guaranteed yearly increases that keep salaries from shrinking from inflation, protecting members from being disciplined for failing to hit certain metrics outside of their control, and securing a contract that covers all workers, across the editorial departments. Read more here.