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Huffington Post’s ‘Decimated’ Staff Outraged Over ‘Shameful’ Refusal to Bargain With Union

”HuffPost makes money writing about greater equality, equity, and social justice. Yet doesn’t practice the values it sells,“ one employee tweets

Employees at the Huffington Post have taken to Twitter to express outrage over management’s refusal to bargain with the HuffPost Union over standard pay raises.

The union issued the following statement to employees on Friday: “In the last bargaining session, HuffPost management offered NO across-the-board raise at all, and indicated it does not intend to bargain over standard pay raises with the union. This is not how collective bargaining works, and it is not something the HuffPost Union is willing to accept.”

Employee Allissa Scheller tweeted, “It’s shameful that a progressive media company refuses to bargain over fair compensation.” The site’s Senior Congressional reporter Michael McAuliff tweeted, “HuffPost is a great place to work. We just finished a great year. So why is the management offering ‪#HuffPostUnion 0% raises? Yes, zero.”

A Huffington Post spokesperson issued the following statement: “The Huffington Post is deeply committed to its employees and to reaching a deal with the union, and we continue to negotiate in good faith with them.”

Senior editor Amanda Duberman wrote, “During a brutal year in news, with a decimated staff, with no editor-in-chief, our newsroom rallied. This is appalling,” while another employee said, “HuffPost makes money writing about greater equality, equity, and social justice. Yet doesn’t practice the values it sells.”

Most employees attached the message from their union to the tweets. Check out what staffers are saying below.

 

It’s not only employees that are upset, readers are chiming in on twitter as well.

More to come…