Newspaper Guild Calls for HuffPo Strike

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Last week, the Newspaper Guild, a 26,000-member-strong national union of media workers, called on all unpaid Huffington Post bloggers “to withhold their work.”

The strike asks specifically for an immediate pay schedule for all contributors. Read their official press release. As you may have noticed, we have discussed the recent purchase of HuffPo by AOL and the ethical implications of working for a corporation for free. (Some historical insight: last April, the New York Times weighed in on the legal ramifications of unpaid labor.)


M. Rebekah Otto lives in Berkeley, CA. She grew up in Chicago. Her current interests include her new nine-to-five, vintage wallpaper, and Evan S. Connell. Also, she's the former Books Editor of the Rumpus. More from this author →