As The Baltimore Sun‘s newsroom heads toward negotiations with management over a new contract, staffers -- members of the Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild -- went on social media Tuesday to highlight one of their top priorities: pay raises. Reporters posted pictures holding the green balloons with an upward-pointing arrow and the words “Rai$e Our Pay Now.” In a couple photos, the balloons appeared to be tied to nearly every desk in the paper’s Port Covington newsroom. “I’m making the same pay as I did four years ago, despite increased responsibility, a more visible beat and continually improving my skills as a journalist,” wrote reporter Pamela Wood on Twitter. “@baltimoresun journalists deserve a raise from @tribpub.”
- adapted from a report in the Baltimore FishBowl
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