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Wirecutter union members approve new contract

May 10, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

Unionized journalists behind The New York Times’s Wirecutter have unanimously approved a new three-year contract.

Wirecutter Union workers had been working under an expired contract since Feb. 28.

Highlights of the contract include a new wage floor of $66,300, wages increases ranging from 9.5% to 18.5% over the life of the contract, a $3,000 ratification bonus, sabbatical leave after 10 years of continuous service, strong protections for remote workers, and more.

“We are so proud of what our bargaining committee was able to accomplish at the table with the rock-solid support of our entire unit,” said Sarah Witman, senior staff writer for Wirecutter and a member of the bargaining committee.

“Our members showed their dedication to this process through collective actions, including email and slack messaging campaigns, a unit-wide strike pledge, and observing the bargaining process over Zoom,” she added. “In a relatively short time, we were able to greatly expand and solidify protections for our members.”

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