About 700 Washington Post employees walked off the job for 24 hours on Thursday, protesting stalled union contract negotiations and expected layoffs.
The strike is the first walkout at The Post since the 1970s, union leaders said, and comes as the publication grapples with stagnant subscription numbers and low morale.
The union, the Post Guild, said that it had been negotiating a contract for 18 months but that the Post’s management had “refused to bargain in good faith” and had shut down negotiations over key issues. The union represents more than 1,000 employees, including journalists and some people on the company’s business side.
In a statement, a Post spokeswoman said the company respected the right of its union members to go on strike.
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