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Rally at City Hall Park in New York to fight for the unionized editorial employees at DNAinfo and Gothamist

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New York, NY – Writers from DNAinfo and Gothamist, along with elected officials and Writers Guild of America, East members and staff, held a rally on November 6, 2017 at City Hall Park in New York to fight for the unionized editorial employees at DNAinfo and Gothamist. On November 6, 2017; the publications’ owner – right-wing billionaire Joe Ricketts – announced that he had shut down the popular local news sites and bragged that the employees were to blame for his decision because they exercised their right to unionize. 

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More than 300 people joined writers from DNAinfo and Gothamist, along with elected officials, the Writers Guild of America, East, SAG-AFTRA, 32BJ SEIU, the NYC Central Labor Council and other unions, at a rally at New York’s City Hall Park to fight for the unionized editorial employees at DNAinfo and Gothamist.

Last Thursday, the publications’ owner – right-wing billionaire Joe Ricketts – announced that he had shut down the popular local news sites and bragged that the employees were to blame for his decision because they exercised their right to unionize.

At the rally, the message sent from writers from DNAinfo and Gothamist was loud and clear: “Organize your shop. Don’t let the billionaires scare you.” Speaker after speaker eviscerated Ricketts for his union-busting actions and using his power to silence the important work local reporters do to hold people in power accountable.

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