Workers at the Washington Post have released an open letter – via video – to publisher Jeff Bezos. The workers, members of the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, have been negotiating a contract at the Post for more than a year now and are frustrated that their successful efforts to improve the Post are not being recognized. Despite doubling digital subscriptions and boosting online traffic, “we’ve been met with unyielding resistance on almost every issue important to us,” said Guild co-chair Freddy Kunkle. In the video, Guild members talk about the need for a decent raise, equal pay, retirement benefits, and job security. “It’s been more than a year. We deserve more and we deserve better.” The open letter urges Bezos, one of the wealthiest men in the world, to “show the world that you not only can lead the way in creating wealth, but that you also know how to share it with the people who helped you create it.”
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