Stand With Newspaper Guild Members

July 23, 2010

Thomson Reuters Corp. has been sticking it to its union-represented workforce since last year. Now this global media giant wants to stick it to New York taxpayers. So far, this profitable company has illegally cut the pay of all of its 420 U.S. union members and walked away from negotiations with the Newspaper Guild of New York, CWA Local 31001.

Now Thomson Reuters wants to quietly divert what’s left of $26 million in 12-year-old tax breaks from its Times Square building to its other Manhattan offices. The tax breaks were supposed to create jobs, but the company hasn’t shown that it’s created jobs for New Yorkers or that it intends to. See all 10 reasons why this tax break diversion is a bad idea.

Please take a few minutes to help us stop Thomson Reuters when it makes its request to the New York City Industrial Development Agency (IDA) on July 29.

If you live in New York:
Call your borough president and Mayor Bloomberg (212-788-3000) to urge them to have their representative on the IDA Board vote against the Thomson Reuters request.

Sign our petition to the City Council to block IDA tax breaks to Thomson Reuters

Even if you don’t live in New York (and, of course, if you do):
Send a fax to Mayor Bloomberg. It’s simple and quick. Just  click here.

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Thanks for your support.

In Solidarity,

Bill O’Meara
President, Newspaper Guild of New York