New York Times Labor Deal Gets Done

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
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Newspaper Guild members at the New York Times went more than a year and a half without a contract, but finally came to an agreement and voted to ratify the new terms today. The battle included some very public union action and trash talk against publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr., ending in what the Guild described as a compromise that nonetheless prevented major givebacks to the company. The fight is over, “but reality is many still angry/upset,” according to one Times reporter on Twitter. “Newsroom morale took major hit. Big reverberations.”