April 13, 2021
Tech workers at The New York Times announced on Tuesday that they had formed a union and would ask the company to recognize it.
The group, a majority of which signed cards in support of the effort, of more than 650 employees includes software engineers, designers, data analysts and product managers. It will be represented by the NewsGuild of New York. NewsGuild membership already includes more than 1,300 newsroom workers and business staff members at The Times.
As part of the Times Tech Guild, the tech workers would be in a separate bargaining unit from other Times employees represented by the NewsGuild.
The New York Times Company can decide to voluntarily recognize the union. If it chooses not to, the union can file with the National Labor Relations Board for an election, in which the union will need a simple majority of votes to win recognition.