Join the Brotherhood of Bloggers
AFL / CIO
Savvy Boomer three days ago mentioned a tech blog reported that some bloggers want to form a union.
“AFL-CIO: Kicking Ass for the Working Class” stickers were passed around, an e-mail signup form was circulated, and the discussion began.
Like a good union member, Savvy Boomer liked the idea so well, he went “on vacation.” I immediately saw right through his ruse and know that this is a illegal work stoppage.
I love the idea of a Brotherhood of Bloggers. (Sisters are welcome of course, but only if they put out for the brothers.)
The tightly knit group decided there were areas of need to explore immediately:
…a blogging code of ethics, say, or accreditation when covering media events, or an auditing program to ensure that traffic metrics are accurate and comparable to those of other sites.
Here would be some of the advantages:
- word limits to prevent thoughtful and intelligent discourse
- unequal pay for unequal work
- we can elect 43 vice-presidents like the AFL-CIO
- maybe John Kerry will run again with the huge influence of bloggers
- Going Like Sixty will not be asked to join because of the ethics requirement
However there may be some hurdles:
- Canadians can belong to the AFL-CIO
- it will be hard to figure out who to negotiate with
- the goals sound like bloggers want to be journalists
- usually A List bloggers have a real job too
Anybody want to join me an approach the Teamsters? I think they have better tats.
I got a better motto: “One Nation Under Blog”
General President Jim Hoffa,
at a Teamsters rally and cookout today at the YearlyKos Convention,
stressed the importance of labor and the Netroots community joining forces
to build a stronger progressive movement to strengthen America’s working
From my blog to his ears.