New York Times Labor Deal Gets Done

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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."