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NYT journalist plays the race card against his employer regarding the addition of company holidays. But only for non-union employees

New York Times reporter Liam Stack is calling out his employer over the company’s announcement that they’ve added Juneteenth, Veterans Day, and Indigenous Peoples’ Day to the list of holidays, but only for non-union employees:The @nytimes just announced they will honor Juneteenth, Veterans Day, and Indigenous Peoples’ Day for non-union employees only. This is a…

New York Times reporter Liam Stack is calling out his employer over the company’s announcement that they’ve added Juneteenth, Veterans Day, and Indigenous Peoples’ Day to the list of holidays, but only for non-union employees:

The @nytimes just announced they will honor Juneteenth, Veterans Day, and Indigenous Peoples’ Day for non-union employees only. This is a new low in union busting designed to scare our @NYTGuildTech colleagues before they vote in their election. We’ll fight it and win.

— Liam Stack (@liamstack) January 14, 2022

Stack then played the race card, tweeting: “NYT’s overwhelmingly white management saying on the day before MLK Weekend that the Juneteenth holiday celebrating Black liberation will now be a day off only for the NYT’s overwhelming white management”:

NYT’s overwhelmingly white management saying on the day before MLK Weekend that the Juneteenth holiday celebrating Black liberation will now be a day off only for the NYT’s overwhelming white management… business schools will teach this in a class of self inflicted PR wounds

— Liam Stack (@liamstack) January 14, 2022

It’s “demoralizing,” he says!

Seeing the @nytimes make this decision on the Friday before MLK Weekend, at the start of year 3 of the pandemic, on the same day as a company-wide Zoom meeting where we were told to make sure we take care of ourselves etc etc… is kind of demoralizing!

— Liam Stack (@liamstack) January 14, 2022

Other blue-checks aren’t happy as well:

So the holidays for
Vets
Black People
And Indigenous folks only come if you aren’t in a union

And that’s how you put diversity against labor

And that’s why class only ain’t enoug https://t.co/5TFxouNNTb

— Sydette Cosmic Dreaded Gorgon (@Blackamazon) January 15, 2022

Lol Gannett tried to do this too. These guys spent months and months touting new diversity measures in 2020 and then on union Zoom calls dangled inclusive holidays like they were carrots to little baby rabbits. https://t.co/Iu0SxFifD4

— Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) January 14, 2022

This is a very odd choice for the times to make. And by odd I mean wtaf https://t.co/bfaGp38oXq

— meghan b. kelly (@meghanbkelly) January 14, 2022

I’m not a fancy business owner, but I think it’s okay if Arthur Sulzberger gives his workers Juneteenth off without being weird about it. https://t.co/A1qTF0euG3

— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) January 14, 2022

And people praise the @nytimeshttps://t.co/9CvloE44l8

— Guy Ben-Aharon (@gbenaharon) January 14, 2022

wtf!!!!!! https://t.co/IGLZfHvsFO

— Esther Zuckerman (@ezwrites) January 15, 2022

Meh. What were the chances of a union for journos? The very nature of the relationship mea

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