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Pay disparity in stark relief at New York Times Co.

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Ongoing talks to save The Boston Globe have highlighted the extreme pay disparity between top management at The New York Times Co., which owns the Globe, and its rank and file workers. As the Times continues to win pay concessions that might save the money-losing Globe, it recently disclosed that its CEO Janet Robinson had a total compensation package of $5.58 million in 2008, the same year the Times Co. lost almost $58 million. Her compensation equated to a raise of about $1 million from the year before, prompting outrage from many critics and staffers, who have agreed to reduced pay and retirement benefits.