Newspaper Guild add firepower to Huffington Post strike.

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    Man oh man, THIS is a REAL HOOT:lol::lol:

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    By Steven Nelson - The Daily Caller
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    A strike called by unpaid Huffington Post contributors received a major boost Wednesday with a call to arms released by the national Newspaper Guild.

    The industry association called on contributors not currently on strike to cease contributions and asked members to help by “shining a light on the unprofessional and unethical practices of this company.”

    The Newspaper Guild boasts 26,000 members and is affiliated with the Communications Workers of America (CWA). The CWA is affiliated with the AFL-CIO.

    The strike was called earlier this year by the membership of Visual Art Source, whose 50 members had previously contributed content for free to the site.

    “Just as we would ask writers to stand fast and not cross a physical picket line, we ask that they honor this electronic picket line,” wrote the Guild.

    “This is about supporting the quality and integrity of a vehicle for progressive expression, to actually help Huffington Post succeed, but on the right terms,” wrote the Guild. “We call on Arianna Huffington to demonstrate her commitment to the working class she so ardently champions in her writing.”

    Mario Ruiz, the Huffington Post’s senior vice president for media relations, responded to the Guild’s statement by providing to The Daily Caller a previous e-mail response to Newspaper Guild President Bernie Lunzer.

    Ruiz’s February 20 e-mail addressed a post on the Newspaper Guild’s website titled “Arianna got millions, all we got was a byline.” The post called on Arianna Huffington “to invest in quality journalism by sharing a portion of this fortune with the people who made her successful.” It included a template to e-mail Huffington.

    Ruiz wrote to Lunzer, “We feel there’s a critical distinction between our editors and reporters and the people who contribute to our group blog.” Ruiz noted that the Huffington Post had a staff of 143 paid employees. On Thursday, Ruiz told TheDC that the site had hired 17 additional journalists since March 7.



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    They still can't believe that Arianna "punked" them all! :lol:
     
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    What would someone who divorced her way to the top know about working?
     
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    This RIGHT HERE folks is why Huffington Post should NEVER be taken as a SERIOUS SOURCE of ANYTHING.

    Dang, I'm still laughing my ass off over it.:lmao:

    you should read some of the comments at the site.
     
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    So let me get this straight.

    Huffington is now an evul capitalist? And the rest of these lying morons just figured it out?
     
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    She's probably right there....It's pretty difficult to tell the paid political flacks in the media from the amateurs.
     
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    Rebecca Rosen Lum, the chair of the Guild Freelance Unit, told TheDC that her division of the national association does not formally enter into negotiations with companies, but is nonetheless assisting with the strike.
    “A freelance unit cannot play the role of a traditional union, sitting down to negotiate with a common employer,” Lum wrote in an e-mail to TheDC. “Rather, we promote the value of journalism and advocate for journalists in the marketplace, the legislature, and the public mind.”

    Lum added, “We offer our unconditional support to the striking Huffington Post writers.” She also identified a common theme of commentary on the strike: that politically-progressive Arianna Huffington is exhibiting hypocrisy.

    OH MY GAWD

    They are eating themselves alive!!

    Could this be the end of Huffpoo? If so. What will Flaygo do? W/o it's train of lies, he and many others have nothing to refrence to?
     
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    She's banking hundreds of millions while using free labor! :lol::lol::lol:

    And NOW that it's in the open, the lemmings want a piece of that pie? :lol:

    Fuckem

    If you are to dumb to get paid when you should have been, you don't get shit now.

    EXCEPT from huffington. That twittle needs to do the right prog thing and pony up the dough. :lol:
     
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    Finally, the unethical business practices of the HuffPuff are out in the open. And everyone who called me a liar for bringing this up before it blew in the media can eat my shorts.
     
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    Ima thinking we give TM the front 1/2 and Flaygo the back 1/2. :lol:
     
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