Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Alert Joe Hill

According to the WSJ there's a labor movement starting:

A loosely formed coalition of left-leaning bloggers are trying to band together to form a labor union they hope will help them receive health insurance, conduct collective bargaining or even set professional standards.

The effort is an extension of the blogosphere's growing power and presence, especially within the political realm, and for many, evokes memories of the early labor organization of freelance writers in the early 1980s.
This is very much like scratching where it doesn't itch. I mean, why start a union? Were working conditions too harsh in the den? Were the fat-cat cigar-smoking bosses paying pennies for Bush-Chimpanzee photoshops that were worth twice as much? And, biggest question of all, you mean some people get paid for this?