Labor Unions Attempt To Organize Chaos

According to Associated Press, a loosely formed coalition of left-leaning bloggers are trying to band together to form a labor union they hope will help them receive health insurance, conduct collective bargaining or even set professional standards.
While bloggers work to organize their own labor movement, their growing numbers are already being courted by some unions.
“Bloggers are on our radar screen right now for approaching and recruiting into the union,” said Gerry Colby, president of the National Writers Union, a local of the United Auto Workers. “We’re trying to develop strategies to reach bloggers and encourage them to join.”
Sitting at a panel titled “A Union for Bloggers: It’s Time to Organize” at this week’s YearlyKos Convention for bloggers in Chicago, Kirsten Burgard said she’d welcome a chance to join a unionized blogging community.
“I sure would like to have that union bug on my Web site,” said Burgard, a blogger who uses the moniker Bendy Girl.

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.


  1. I can think of 10 reasons to join a blogger’s labor union. Linked.