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Union to WashPost readers: Please don’t click today

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The union representing Washington Post employees has asked that no one engage with Post content during a 24-hour strike that began today at midnight. “On Dec. 7, we ask you to respect our walkout by not crossing the picket line: For 24 hours, please do not engage with any Washington Post content,” the Washington Post Guild said in a statement. “That includes our print and online news stories, podcasts, videos, games and recipes.”

The Post, which soared during the Trump presidency, is now losing money and shedding jobs. Management, currently in the midst of eliminating 240 jobs, has threatened layoffs if not enough staff members accept voluntary buyouts. Oliver Darcy of CNN has the full story.

Just as I would not cross a physical picket line, so will I not check in with the Post today. I urge you to (not) do the same.

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1 Comment

  1. Thank you–I had not followed this and will stay away from the Washington Post (I have an online account)

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