"That's just pathetic," said Newspaper Guild Local 32035 president Robert Struckman, while Guild Executive Director Cet Parks said the shutdown "has not chilled any organizing efforts" at the Guild.
After employees at online news sites DNAinfo and Gothamist recently voted to join the Writers Guild of America, East, Ricketts abruptly shut down both sites.
The Guild is planning a major picket line tomorrow in connection with their ongoing battle for a new contract at The Washington Post, owned by billionaire Jeff Bezos.
On today's labor calendar, "La Pirogue" screens at the Films Across Borders series tonight at 7:15 at the AFI Silver Theatre; details at dclabor.org, click on calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1974, Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union activist Karen Silkwood was killed in a suspicious car crash on her way to deliver documents to a newspaper reporter during a safety investigation of her Kerr-McGee plutonium processing plant in Oklahoma.
Today’s labor quote is by Eugene Debs, who said:
"The strike is the weapon of the oppressed, of men capable of appreciating justice and having the courage to resist wrong and contend for principle."