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WSJ union staging afternoon walkout

May 30, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

IAPE 1096, the union that represents Wall Street Journal editorial staffers, sent out the following to its members:

You may have heard the rumors of another round of layoffs, this time in U.S. News. While we cannot confirm a definitive number of IAPE-represented cuts until the end of the day, we can confirm the rumors are becoming fact today.

We need to act because of the heartless way our colleagues around the company have been treated during months of drawn-out layoffs.

Join your colleagues today, May 30 for a lunch walkout at 1:00 p.m. EDT.

If you’re in NY, let’s meet on the sidewalk outside the building on 6th Ave. We’ll distribute decorated picket signs and march around the building. Bring your chanting voice!

If you are remote today, you can join the virtual walkout (see your email for a meeting link) at the same time and set your OOO to “Walking out in solidarity with colleagues laid off today”.

Afterwards, we’ll announce our next action, answer questions + spend the rest of the hour together in solidarity. See you all there!

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