Earlier this year the NYT sent efficiency experts to it’s newsrooms. They call them efficiency experts, but they might as well be head-hunters.
They were looking for ways to cut costs, namely to identify employees they could fire or layoff. (Guess that explains why the contracts were written differently).
The NYT laid off 200 employees earlier this year, now they’ve announced they’ll get rid of another 500. Most will be from the newspaper division but about 90 will be from it’s tv stations.