BuzzFeed Journalists Protest in Push for Union Recognition (1)

June 17, 2019, 7:49 PM

Citing mismanagement, pay disparities and job cuts, BuzzFeed News employees walked off the job on Monday afternoon in the hopes of getting the online-media company to voluntarily recognize their union.

Employees in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco are taking part in the protests, according to the NewsGuild of New York. Plans for the walkout were first reported by Bloomberg News.

Video of the walkout showed BuzzFeed employees standing outside the company’s New York office chanting and carrying signs that said “Recognize the BuzzFeed Union!!” There was also a giant inflatable rat -- a common form of protest ...

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