A Labor Union For Bloggers - Get Real

August 7, 2007 – 10:52 am

by Darren

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A labor union for bloggers is one of the ideas to come out of the yearly Kos convention. The ideas for unionizing are part of a grand vision of the world where blogger s seize control of the power structure in a bloodless coup.

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.

Organizers hope a bloggers’ labor group will not only showcase the growing professionalism of the Web-based writers, but also the importance of their roles in candidates’ campaigns.

“I think people have just gotten to the point where people outside the blogosphere understand the value of what it is that we do on the progressive side,” said Susie Madrak, the author of Suburban Guerilla blog, who is active in the union campaign. “And I think they feel a little more entitled to ask for something now.”

Personally, I don’t need a union to protect my “blogging job.” I also think it would be incredibly hard to organize a group as disparate as bloggers, given the amount of them and the difference in styles and the like.

What do you think of the idea of a union for bloggers?

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    1. One Response to “A Labor Union For Bloggers - Get Real”

    2. sounds like another way to expand their bank account :P.

      By Mike on Aug 10, 2007

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