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Freelancer Union Launches Facebook Campaign Aimed at Huffington


The freelancers’ unit of California Media Workers Guild launched a Facebook paged titled “Hey Arianna, Can You Spare a Dime?”

On it they ask:

AOL gave you $315 million: We’re asking you to give a little back to the unpaid writers who built the Huffington Post.

They further explain, bringing up Arianna Huffington‘s last book “Third World America.”

Her book takes to task the greedy tactics of rich bankers who have made it all but impossible for working people to earn a living wage in these harsh economic times.

In her book, it’s clear that she envisions herself a champion of the middle class and a defender of the little guy.

We applaud Ms. Huffington’s position on the working class. Which is why we feel it’s so important for her to understand that the policies of her proudly progressive publication contribute to the economic woes of this nation by driving down the value of journalism.

The page is here.

Just a note, AOL pays its bloggers around $70 a post. Or at least they used to, email us if you have different info. The point is, before the $315 million and really including it, AOL pays well.

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