Skip to comments.Times journalists fight for pensions, paper be damned
Posted on 04/26/2012 1:54:25 PM PDT by bkopto
"What am I gonna do? Am I gonna eat cat food? Am I gonna move in with my kids? Am I gonna commit suicide?"
These complaints come not from a laid-off auto worker or a victim of foreclosure, but from longtime New York Times reporter Donald McNeil. His alarming quote expresses his fears that the New York Times Co. will freeze its defined-benefit employee pension plan and make the transition to a defined-contribution system. The Newspaper Guild, the union, which represents McNeil and other Times journalists, released his complaints and others in an Internet video as a protest against the 401(k) plans used by nearly every new worker in America who has retirement benefits.
We'll leave it to the Times, its employees and its shareholders to settle the dispute. As spectators, we find it mind-boggling that journalists from a leading national newspaper would vigorously resist a trend they have been chronicling for years. What's good for the rest of us is evidently not good enough for toplofty Timesmen.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
I would answer him with Nancy Pelosi's words ... "Are you serious?"
Newspaper journalists kill trees.
Fire all New York Times newspaper journalists.
For the American children.