With rallies, news releases, videos and a petition signed by nearly 500 Guild members and other Washington Post employees, the Post unit of the Washington-Baltimore Guild turned up the heat on Post owner Jeff Bezos yesterday in the battle for a fair contract. At lunchtime Thursday, after gathering outside the Post building to read some of the names on the petitions, a group of about 25 staffers marched inside the Post's Washington, D.C., headquarters and upstairs to the publisher’s office to deliver the signatures. “The Post is not just a brand or a building," the petition said. "Keep your eyes focused here, on your loyal employees who work hard to uphold the great name and legacy of this outstanding news organization."
- based on a report by Janelle Hartman; photo by Hartman