A bloggers' labor union? Are you kidding me?

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3 comments posted
Union? . . . Well, Kind Of . . .

I don't get the "collective bargaining" thing, but the rest of it might make some kind of sense. They may just be trying to establish themselves as a professional group to qualify for group-rate health insurance and other benefits.

There are several freelance unions (the Editorial Freelancers Association and National Writers Union for writers, the Freelancers' Union for all self-employed workers, etc.) that do this. Becoming a professional voice and standards-setting organization is another achievable goal. You don't have to organize on the guild or shop model to be a union. There are other benefits unions provide besides collective bargaining.

Kevin T. Keith's picture
Posted by Kevin T. Keith (not verified) on 6 August 2007 - 10:20am
That isn't what I said.

What I said was, I wanted to see if bloggers could AFFILIATE with a union in order to get cheap health insurance - in other words, buy it through them. A trade association is exactly what I was talking about.

God, I hate the press.

Susie Madrak's picture
Posted by Susie Madrak (not verified) on 6 August 2007 - 2:22pm
What? The press actually got

What? The press actually got it wrong? I'm shocked!

/sarcasm

Thanks for clearing that up.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 6 August 2007 - 10:40pm