Don’t Cross the Digital Picket Line as Washington Post Members Strike
Today, more than 700 members of NewsGuild-CWA Local 32035 are on strike at the Washington Post. Journalists, production specialists, and drivers are walking out on a one-day strike that is anticipated to be the largest strike in the capital region in recent history.
For 18 months, NewsGuild members have sought to negotiate a fair contract with the Washington Post. But management has refused to bargain in good faith and repeatedly—and illegally—shut down negotiations over key issues, such as pay equity, raises that keep pace with inflation and our competitors, remote work policies, mental health supports, and a buyout package that seeks to reduce the union workforce by 10 percent.
NewsGuild members have asked supporters to respect their picket line by not engaging with any Washington Post content during today’s 24-hour strike. That includes print and online news stories, podcasts, videos, games, and recipes. Instead, send a letter to Post leaders in support of the people who produce the newspaper.
Above: NewsGuild-CWA strikers picket in front of the Washington Post building.
Below: CWA President Claude Cummings Jr. rallied with striking NewsGuild-CWA members at the Washington Post.
This post originally appeared on cwa-union.org.