New York Times staffers revolt, push holiday weekend boycott of its Wirecutter service amid strike

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Staffers from the New York Times are openly revolting against their employer in solidarity with colleagues who went on strike.
Staffers from the New York Times are openly revolting against their employer in solidarity with colleagues who went on strike during Thanksgiving weekend.

Wirecutter, which the Times describes as its "product recommendation service" offering consumers trusted advice on the latest merchandise being sold, published an article Thursday on the "75+ Best Early Black Friday Deals for 2021" ahead of the biggest shopping day of the season.

However, when the Times shared the article on Twitter, the paper faced significant blowback, including from several employees.

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"100 PERCENT of @wirecutterunion is ON STRIKE starting today!" Times reporter Davey Alba exclaimed. These posts are brought to you by NYT assigning work to middle managers & freelancers instead of paying @wirecutterunion a TOTAL OF $300,000 in raises distributed across 66 PEOPLE! NYT has ONE BILLION DOLLARS in cash!"

Alba urged Twitter users, "Don't click these links! Don't shop through Wirecutter this Black Friday! Pass it along!"

Times tech reporter Sheera Frenkel tweeted, "Just a reminder that the @wirecutterunion is on strike. Clicking on any wirecutter links from today through Black Friday is crossing the picket line."

"I'm supporting my coworkers at Wirecutter, who are…
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