Accusations against the New York Times for interfering with union activism
According to a court complaint filed by federal labor regulators, the New York Times has been charged with interfering illegally with workers' union activism.
An acting director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) claimed in a complaint dated Dec. 29th that members of The New York Times management told employees during a Zoom call last May that they were prohibited from showing public support while acting as "intern executives," a policy that the NLRB claims have continued unabated. Workers were allegedly prevented from using pro-union avatars and backgrounds in programs like Slack and Google Meet, according to the complaint.
In an emailed reply to Bloomberg, New York Times spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha wrote, "We strongly disagree with the union's assertions about the supervisory status of select technology employees and welcome the opportunity to explain our stance to the board."