Journalists from DNAinfo and Gothamist who misplaced their jobs when the billionaire proprietor of their web sites abruptly pulled the plug will rally on Monday with their union.
Writers Guild of America, East is asking for help at a rally Monday at 1 p.m. at City Hall to display that “independent journalism is alive and well.”
The 115 staff who labored for DNA and badociated websites in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and elsewhere will receives a commission till Feb. 2 beneath the phrases of the corporate shut down.
Billionaire proprietor Joe Ricketts closed the websites Thursday, per week after 27 staff in New York voted to hitch WGAE. Ricketts stated it was a enterprise resolution pushed by the shortage of revenue from any of the hyper native websites. But he had additionally expressed his reluctance to permit unions into his enterprise mannequin.
Mayor de Blasio and several other metropolis officers had expressed help for WGAE’s organizing drive. On Friday de Blasio known as Ricketts a “coward” for shutting the websites down.
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