Wirecutter Union Strikes Deal With New York Times

From a story on thedailybeast.com by Zachary Petrizzo headlined “Wirecutter Union Strikes ‘Historic Deal’ With NY Times”:

After two years at the bargaining table with New York Times management, unionized staffers at product review site Wirecutter struck a collective bargaining agreement.

“The union won immediate average wage increases of approximately $5,000, with the lowest-paid members receiving immediate 18% raises,” a press release said, calling the contract a “major milestone.”…

“I am so proud of what we as a union have accomplished. We have not only raised the bar for our members but for the industry as a whole. Media can be a tumultuous environment, but we love what we do, so we organize to make it better,” Sarah Kobos, a Wirecutter senior photo editor, said.

“This contract came to fruition because every single one of us held the line on what we deserve,” Kobos added.

NewsGuild, the labor organization representing the Wirecutter union, as well as staffers at BuzzFeed and The Daily Beast, echoed the sentiment.

“Our members at Wirecutter love what they do, and now they will be fairly paid for their work. This contract is a testament to the collective power they’ve built and serves as an example of what can be accomplished when workers band together and demand their worth,” Susan DeCarava, NewsGuild of New York president, said. “We look forward to a productive relationship with Wirecutter management in the future.”…

Here’s the New York Times story by Katie Robertson headlined “Wirecutter Union reaches a deal with The New York Times Company”


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