A Boston Globe insider led me to this Twitter page,
purportedly by retired General Electric chief executive Jack Welch, who was interested in buying the Globe back when the New York Times Co. wasn’t selling. Check this message out:
So ironic to see NYT act so brutish toward labor. Certainly would be crucifying any Company with labor practices like theirs.
Not quite getting the point? Here’s a Welch (or “Welch”) update:
My New York Times labor tweet a few min ago refers to their BRUTISH dark age labor relations with their Boston Globe employees
There is nothing obviously fake about the Welch Twitter page. It’s mostly about sports, and the site links to his book. Times business columnist Joe Nocera recently wrote that Welch has a Twitter account, though Nocera didn’t supply the address. I think this is Welch, although I’m open to evidence that it isn’t.
Which raises an obvious question. Is Welch still interested in buying the Globe? If so, is this a ploy to reach out to employees?
Granted, I’m not sure what the logic would be. It’s management he needs to reach out to.
*Update: Dave Hersam nails it. It really is Welch.
Update II: The Boston Newspaper Guild has now sent out an e-mail publicizing Welch’s tweets.