New York Times tech workers unionize

Tech workers at The New York Times announced Tuesday that they have formed a union and will seek voluntary recognition from the paper.

The group of software engineers, product managers and data analysts will be represented by the NewsGuild of New York, which also represents more than 1,300 of the paper’s editorial and business staff.

The Times Tech Guild said in a statement Tuesday that it is seeking collective bargaining rights to address a number of challenges including “sudden or unexplained termination, opaque promotion processes, unpaid overtime, and underinvestment in diverse representation.”

NYT’s response: A spokesperson for the Times confirmed that the company received the union’s request.