(Patriot Insider) – The COVID pandemic is mostly a thing of the past, however, remnants of the trauma experienced the world over still remain, looming in the shadows, serving as a reminder of what could one day be once again.
Some of the remnants of the pandemic are less in the shadows like the fact that 1,300 employees of The New York Times are refusing to go back to work.
Their reasoning is the inflation caused by Joe Biden, which many believe is the result of the pandemic.
A report by the New York Post explained that, for the 1,300 workers, it would mean they would have to spend more on “gas, mass transit, clothing and lunches.”
The @nytimes is giving employees branded lunch boxes this week as a return-to-office perk. We want respect and a fair contract instead — so I’m working from home this week along with 1,300 of my @NYTimesGuild and @NYTGuildTech colleagues, with support from @WirecutterUnion.
— Haley Willis (@heytherehaley) September 12, 2022
The refusal to return to the office has come about as workers negotiate new contracts with the company. Things don’t seem to be going well for the Times, which is insisting workers come back to their offices for several days of the work week.
The Post called the dispute “bitter” and said that 1,316 workers “had signed a pledge not to return to the office.”
Was the Times really expecting anything less from their entitled, woke, progressive staff? Having an army of leftists on the payroll has consequences.
Tom Coffey, a 25-year veteran editor at the Times, told the Post, “People are livid.”
The meltdown by Times’ employees came after the corporation told them they needed to return to the office this week. Coffey contends that it will just cost employees too much to return to work with inflation being so high.
We can’t argue with their point that inflation is too high. Under Biden inflation peaked at 9.1% earlier this summer and has been at 8.5% in July and 8.3% in August. Things are certainly not going well for Americans’ bank accounts, that much is not debatable.
For their part, however, the Times seems to be being reasonable. They have not set a specific number of days for employees to actually show up to the office per week and it’s been left up to individual departments.
A spokesman for the Times also said, “We continue to believe that a hybrid work environment best suits the New York Times at this moment.”
Meanwhile, the Times workers contract expired in 2021 and the most recent offer was a 4% raise. The workers are naturally insisting on an 8% raise plus another 5% or so for inflation.
All to peddle the left’s lies and propaganda.
A Times official told The Post, “We respect the rights of our colleagues in the Guild to make their voices heard. We’re actively working with the NYT NewsGuild to reach a collective bargaining agreement that financially rewards our journalists for their contributions to the success of The Times, is fiscally responsible as the company remains in a growth mode, and continues to take into account the industry landscape.”
Looks like the Times is going to have to pony up some serious cash if they want their workers to actually show up in person for work.
Ironically, if the Times spent the last 6+ years honestly reporting the news and facts, maybe Biden wouldn’t be president and the country wouldn’t be in a recession with record-breaking inflation and workers wouldn’t have anything to complain about.
You’d never know the workers felt this way reading their work.
We can’t help but be amused by the Times’ current predicament.
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Personally, as an ex-union president I would say fire the ones who won’t return to work. They only got away with not reporting to work due to the pandemic, otherwise they would still be showing up for work at the work place. These workers undoubtedly voted for Biden and the democratic Congress so live with your choice. There’s an old saying, “Be careful what you wish for, you may get it.” You voted for Biden so live with Biden. Having the majority of employees pulling something major like staying home to work because they want it, not the owner of the business, makes it really hard to negotiate a contract. A bunch of employees demanding higher wages being paid for them not coming to work ends up negating asking for anything else, ends up going into arbitration which takes forever. As for higher prices, every time you get a raise, prices go up, you don’t pay attention to it because you got a raise, you won, you think. Believe me, you never win. If you don’t want to work at the building find another job closer to home.
Well Anna u sound like the Parasites that think they run the World. Xbiden is a Fraud, Cheat , Thug and Garden Variety GUTTER TRASH from the crooked State Of Delaware. If Xbiden was dying of Thrust I for One would not give the SWEAT off My *alls. And would not either if U had PAIR ! IT’S Because of ALL U Power , Money Hungry Parasites that has Caused ALL of this !🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔 take Ur Time and Think about IT.
What gives you the idea I’m the parasite, I spent years as a union president defending the bad and good workers. The bad always ended up doing personal business during work hours not on their breaks or lunch hour. They got into physical and vocal fights with other employees and they were always bitching about the job and people they worked for. Yet, the good and bad got the same raises, had the same lunch hour and two fifteen breaks but the bad always demanded more demanding that I get it for them. These characters even drank on the job. The bad workers forgot the owner hired them meaning gave them a job, paid them to and put up with their always complaining The workers are demanding they get to stay home because they feel they shouldn’t have to do what everybody else is doing, showing up at the owners work place to work for a paycheck. I don’t see the newspaper not paying these employees a decent wage because the employees aren’t quitting and going elsewhere. The employees when hired were hired to work at the place of employment not at the employees home. It’s a condition of being hired. The pandemic is over and while everybody else is back at work, so should they, These employers aren’t any special than other employees. Many people lost their jobs due to the pandemic and biden. They are staying home or out their looking for a job with no paycheck coming in. The parasites are the employees demanding they control the employer paying the paychecks and do as the employees say. Doesn’t work in the real world. Also, unions are for negotiating wages, a safe place to work and any benefits they can get for the employees. During a problem, the union defends the employee against the employer. The union doesn’t get to demand where the employee physically works without a contract between the employee and employer. Like I said, these employees are not
special”, they should be at their employer’s place of business. Costs related to getting to and from work have nothing to do with working at an employees place of business or you working out of your house.
I think you need to read her comment again. I think you missed the point. Other than that, I agree that our moron in chief, Emperor Biden, squatting in our White House is an abomination of the word “‘president” and needs to be removed from office and placed under house arrest in Delaware. He is nothing but a thug and has always been one. He is the puppet of the left and most of the time couldn’t tell you where he is or what day it is, let alone national policy. The next time he challenges someone to a fight or something I hope he gets his ass kicked and I hope the Secret Service stays out of it.
The elephant in the room for these Woke employees is the fact that they don’t want to ride the highly dangerous subway or pay fora Uber.
This is Why they don’t want to Return to Work at a Democratic Labor Camp.
The Worthless Unions are just as Hungry as the Biden Parasite Administration. Unions want nothing more than to have U work for them not them Working for U. * the Union’s , F*JB and Let’s Go Biden.
Millions of workers around the world have had to return to work with no pay rise as a result of current economic downturn. New York Times workers should be grateful they have a job. They think they are special. They are special in the way that as a Leftist media tool they played a role in everything that’s gone wrong today.
Sandra , Ur R Correct. The Slaves of the hygiene Deserve a *ell of lot more Then they are Getting and They Deserve a *well a lot more than they are GETTING .
As of September 18 the pandemic “is over” according to biden, so that should eliminate one concern of those workers who don’t want to return to work.
And just a few weeks ago biden also said the inflation rate of July was “zero”, so that should eliminate another concern of those workers.
biden is taking credit for single handedly reducing gas prices, so that ends another concern.
We also have the Inflation Reduction Act which according to biden “inflation will start to drop almost immediately after bill is signed”.
So really, according to biden, the country is fine, inflation is under control, so there is no excuse for workers not to return to their jobs.
New York Times workers either believe biden, as their past reporting on him indicates, and believe that everything is fine , or they need to return to work and report that biden is the liar that we all know him to be.
Either way, the party’s over and it’s time to get back to work.
R B , That is not the Way it Works. Xbide , Common Imposter , Fraud , Habitual Liar , Con Artist and a THUG 🤔🤔🤔🤔. Would U believe Chosen if he told U that the Moon was Made of CHEESE or the Sky was FALLING.
Sure U would because U believe Everything that Xbiden tells U is Gospel ! I
for Only Don’t and Will not Believe anything this BRAIN DEAD , BL!ND EYED
Dementia Syndrome Gutter Trash is telling U the Country and the World. Go ahead and believe everything he says and see how it will get U Lol !
It really is true that you reap what you sow. All of their leftist lies against President Trump which caused great economic growth with little inflation was replaced by a person who should be in a rest home instead of pretending to lead a country.
I say stop whining and supporting everything this disastrous administration is doing and saying. The pandemic was a part of the Commie Dem agenda in the first place and all media fostered by their false reporting everything bad that has happened these past two years. NY TIMES especially. Take the blame and responsibility for YOUR actions.