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New York Times Hosts Peaceful Protest

Pedestrians pass in front of the New York Times Co. building in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. New York Times Co., publisher of the namesake newspaper, said more than 100,000 people signed up for new digital subscriptions, a sign online revenue may help offset a decline in print advertising and circulation. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images

At the Paper of Record today, Newspaper Guild members stood quietly for ten minutes outside of the Page One meeting room in a showing of solidarity amid contract negotiations. Management wants a pension freeze that would save the company about $9 million, plus health-care changes, while recently pushed out CEO Janet Robinson is taking with her a hefty retirement package worth just about that much, give or take a few million.

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