Newspaper Guild Calls on Unpaid Writers to Boycott Huffington Post - FoxNews.com
Hypocrisy much, Mrs. Huffington?The national Newspaper Guild has upped the ante in a strike against the Huffington Post, calling on all unpaid writers to stop contributions to the website.
The 26,000-member union of media workers asked all unpaid contributors on Wednesday to withhold their work in support of a strike launched earlier this year by the art publication Visual Arts Source, whose writers had previously contributed free content to the Post.
"Join us in shining a light on the unprofessional and unethical practices of this company," the Guild wrote in a press release. "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."
Now, I'm not exactly sure what these folks think they have coming to them, but Huffington typically sides the other way, which makes this particularly revealing about the snit.