Mar 31, 2023 | News Story

Tell The New York Times: It’s Been Two Years. Give Your Employees the Contract They Deserve!

More than 1,100 employees at The New York Times walked out on Dec. 8 as a part of their collective fight to reach a complete and equitable contract.

Three months later, company executives, including C.E.O. Meredith Kopit Levien and Publisher A.G. Sulzberger, are still signing off on proposals that fail to recognize the value of Times employees, even as their work rakes in record profits for the company. They deserve equitable wages, company contributions that keep their health fund viable, and respect at work.

These are the people who deliver groundbreaking journalism and keep The New York Times running every day. Yet they’ve gone two years without a contract, all while company executives and shareholders (to the tune of over $400 million authorized for stock buybacks!) continue to be rewarded. Meredith Kopit Levien’s total compensation in 2022 was $7.6 million, up from $5.8 million in 2021 and $4.4 million in 2020. A.G. Sulzberger’s was $3.8 million, up from $3.6 million in 2021 and $2.4 million in 2020. It’s past time that workers too share in the success that they created.

The union is asking subscribers, loyal readers, union supporters, media workers and workers of different trades to show support by sending a letter to Meredith Kopit Levien and A.G. Sulzberger, notifying them of your intent to support workers in their fight for a fair contract.

Enough is enough — support the Times Guild's fight for a fair contract and a more equitable newsroom!