Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Look for the Union Label

Remember somewhere our union's so-and-so-ing:

...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.

....Organizers hope a bloggers' labor group will not only showcase the growing professionalism of the Web-based writers, but also the importance of their roles in candidates' campaigns.

"I think people have just gotten to the point where people outside the blogosphere understand the value of what it is that we do on the progressive side," said Susie Madrak, the author of Suburban Guerilla blog, who is active in the union campaign. "And I think they feel a little more entitled to ask for something now."

Which calls to mind Hotspur's response (in Henry IV, part I) to Owen Glendower's boast that he 'can call spirits from the vasty deep': 'Do they come when you call them?'

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