Hundreds of staff at The Washington Post, one of America’s most storied newspapers, will walk off the job for 24 hours Thursday, their union announced, slamming the company for refusing to negotiate a contract “in good faith.”
The strike comes after 18 months of failed talks to reach a new deal over pay, remote work, and other conditions — and after the daily, owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, warned more layoffs were possible.
Labor unions are galvanized in America’s tight labor market, with everyone from Hollywood writers and actors to auto workers to baristas taking their grievances to the picket line in recent months.
“Taking this historic action is not a decision we came to lightly,” the Washington Post Guild said in a letter to readers announcing the work stoppage.
It said management had “refused to bargain in good faith and repeatedly — and illegally — shut down negotiations over key issues” including pay, mental health support for staff and buyouts.
“The Post cannot stay competitive, retain the best talent or produce the kind of elite journalism you rely on without giving its staff a fair deal.”
The Post Guild represents about 1,000 staff…
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