Forum Post: Occupy Coverage Marginalized, As New York Times Staffers Mount Campaign For Economic Justice
Posted 5 years ago on May 6, 2012, 10:52 p.m. EST by XenuLives
from Charlotte, NC
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Interesting take on why the New York TImes' coverage of May Day was a bit shoddy... because apparently there was some unequal pay at the NYT!
"Just days after Occupy movements across the nation launched their Spring struggle for economic justice on May Day, International Workers’ Day, management at the New York Times laid off 50 non-unionized workers from human resources, legal, finance and other corporate departments. The irony was not lost.
Perhaps cognizant of the impending internal layoffs, Times Editors chose to trivialize Occupy May Day actions in their own back yard, here in Manhattan (“At May Day Demonstrations, Traffic Jams and Arrests,” NYT, May 2), while providing better headlines for counterpart May Day activities in Europe (“Austerity Pain Fills Europe With Protests on May Day,” NYT, May 2)."