The Newspaper Guild is calling on unpaid writers of the Huffington Post to withhold their work in support of a strike launched by Visual Art Source in response to the company’s practice of using unpaid labor. In addition, they are asking that their members and all supporters of fair and equitable compensation for journalists to join them in shining a light on the unprofessional and unethical practices of this company.
The Newspaper Guild and Visual Art Source urge others to join forces and no longer contribute their labor until the following demands are met: ??
? A pay schedule must be proposed and steps initiated to implement it for all contributing writers and bloggers; and,
? Paid promotional material must no longer be posted alongside editorial content; a press release or exhibition catalogue essay is fundamentally different from editorial content and must be either segregated and indicated as such, or not published at all.