Reuters U.S. reporters are striking for first time in decades


Thomson Reuters Corp. journalists in the U.S. launched a daylong strike Thursday, the first walkout in decades among the media company’s long-unionized staff.

Employees began a 24-hour strike at 6 a.m. New York time Thursday after claiming the company didn’t fairly negotiate pay increases, according to the Communications Workers of America’s NewsGuild, which represents U.S.-based Reuters reporters, photographers and video journalists. The group said about 90% of the 300 or so Reuters employees it represents agreed to participate.

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