Mark Thompson’s Introduction to His Unionized Staff Will Be Incredibly Awkward

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Union staffers at the New York Times plan to greet their new CEO on Monday with a crash course on the simmering labor dispute there before he even learns where all the bathrooms are, per a memo from the Newspaper Guild. And whatever tension that conversation breeds will be preserved on film for posterity: “Let’s get together in the lobby at 3:40 for a group picture. We want to welcome him — and acquaint him with the grave situation he has walked into … More details Monday morning, but count on it being short and sweet. Well, not too sweet.”