An online petition at SaveOurTimes.com, signed by at least 284 New York Times staff members, complains about outgoing Times Company CEO Janet Robinson's "very generous severance and retirement package," along with the company's demands for concessions in talks with its union:
We have worked long and hard for this company and have given up pay to keep it solvent. Some of us have risked our lives for it. You have eloquently recognized and paid moving tribute to our work and devotion. The deep disconnect between those words and the demands of your negotiators have given rise to a sense of betrayal.
It's worth clicking through to see the list of reporters who signed the petition. From where I sit, rather than feeling betrayed, they should feel lucky they still have jobs, but on the other hand, that Janet Robinson exit package was really something, and I can understand how those working at the Times would feel frustrated at their company's poor performance, even in an overall poor climate for newspapers.