More than 650 software engineers, designers, data analysts and product managers at The New York Times have formed a union, the paper reported. The tech workers, who have asked the company to recognize it, will be represented by the NewsGuild of New York.
More than 1,300 newsroom and business workers at the paper are already represented by the NewsGuild.
The Times is in the vanguard of news companies that have changed its model from primarily print to digitally focused.
“There’s a lot of stuff we’re trying out,” Kathy Zhang, a senior analytics manager and a member of the organizing committee, told the paper. “There’s a lot of starting and stopping of different projects. It’s been really exciting, but it’s also been pretty exhausting.”