The New York Union will hold a digital picket on October 5 at 8 p.m. ET – the day Ocasio-Cortez and Warren were originally scheduled to speak at the event – at 8 p.m. ET to begin their fight for a proposition for a just Reason to draw attention in your union contract. A just cause is health and safety, which requires an employer to make an argument as to why an employee should be fired.
“The NewsGuild and the New York Union are fighting for basic dignity in the workplace, and we stand by them,” Ocasio-Cortez and Warren said in a joint statement with CNN Business. “We will not cross the picket line and attend the festival unless the New York leadership approves the union̵
The New York NewsGuild, which represents the New York Union, sent letters to Ocasio-Cortez and Warren on September 24th. The letters asked each of them to withdraw from the festival and join the picket line, citing their support for unions and workers.
“The leadership you both show on issues like labor rights and corporate responsibility brings hope at a time when they are difficult to get to. With your strong support for unions and workers, we felt it was important to let you know that The New Yorker is in a state of labor unrest, “reads the letter.
“Many of our members work at the New York Festival every year,” said Natalie Meade, New York union chairwoman, in a statement. “We also work overtime – often without pay – to publish a magazine, website, and more. But our managers refuse to give us any fair reason, which is a signal of mutual respect and commitment.”
Ticket holders for the event with Ocasio-Cortez and Warren have received a refund, according to a New York spokesman. The spokesman confirmed the dispute over the just cause proposal in a statement to CNN Business.
“For more than two years, New York management has been meeting in good faith with the union on a regular basis to discuss their just cause and other contract proposals,” the spokesman said. “During this time, we have worked with them to implement some important provisions related to diversity, attitudes and other matters. What matters, however, is that the union has not yet presented us with core economic proposals that would apply to every contract it has signed. central are impossible to reach a general agreement. “
“Like much of the media outlets, The New Yorker firmly believes that its editorial standards should not be set by arbitrators outside of The New Yorker, and we look forward to our further fair rationale discussions in the context of negotiations. We continue to seek to achieve this. ” a fair deal asap, “added the spokesman.