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Jeff Bezos net worth hits $140BN as his WaPo employees beg for living wage (Vide)

Jeff Bezos net worth hits $140BN as his WaPo employees beg for living wage (Vide)

Washington Post employees are revolting over “shocking pay practices” at the newspaper, as they petition Amazon CEO and WaPo owner Jeff Bezos to “share the wealth”…of which today stands at $140 Billion.

Over 400 Washington Post employees have signed a public petition addressed to Jeff Bezos begging him to improve working conditions and poor pay at the iconic newspaper.

The petition follows over a year of unsuccessful negotiations with upper management.

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Via Zerohedge

The petition notes that over the last year, “the Post has doubled the number of digital subscriptions and increased its online traffic by more than half,” as well as met or exceeded its advertising team’s targets.

Employees say none of that has trickled down to them, writing that “What we’ve found instead is a profound unwillingness by the Post’s top management to meet us halfway on a lot of the issues that are important to us,” said Metro reporter Freddy Kunkle.

“All we are asking for is fairness for each and every employee who contributed to this company’s success: fair wages; fair benefits for retirement, family leave and health care; and a fair amount of job security.” –WaPo Employee Petition

Conspicuously absent from the petition is contributing columnist John Podesta, who landed a job snarking at the Trump administration in the Opinion section and is apparently OK with WaPo taking advantage of their employees.

Another missing signature is The Post’s David Ignatius – a columnist who was outed as a conduit for CIA leaks last January by former NSA analyst John Schindler – who said “When @IgnatiusPost speaks, Langley’s 7th floor lips are moving,” in reference to the CIA director’s office.

The disaffected WaPo employees have even made a 2 minute video to explain their position. “More than 400 of our colleagues have signed this petition, and they’re just asking you to listen,” says Global Opinions editor Karen Attiah in the video that accompanied the written petition.

‘More than one year ago, the Guild’s bargaining committee entered into negotiations with the Post, hoping to achieve some of the benefits for our members and share in the success that we’ve had for the past year,’ Freddy Kunkle, Metro reporter and co-chair of the Guild at the Washington Post, said in the video. –Daily Mail

The petition was announced one day after a tweet by Jeff Bezos in which their boss – worth $141 billion, asks for philanthropy ideas.

President Trump could not resist taking a jab at Bezos…

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It’s wonderfully moving to witness the deep compassion and sympathy with the poor shown by two great American billionaires.

Nothing at all has changed since the days of the Astors, Vanderbilts, Morgans, Rockefellers, etc. Money buys everything, and to hell with the poor.

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“He rose from so low to so high that he thought God must have chosen him for some purpose, some mission.”
Roger Spotteswood, the Director of the Showtime movie “Noriega”

“Virtue has always been a minority on earth.” Robespierre

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Snowflakes, you are at WaPo to churn out Neo-con propaganda and scavenge table scraps from the elite’s banquet. And you also want payment? Ingrates!

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Reminds me of George Orwell, not just the work of ‘1984’, but, also his classic Animal Farm.

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

― George Orwell, Animal Farm

A proclamation by the pigs who control the government in the novel Animal Farm, by George Orwell. The sentence is a comment on the hypocrisy of governments that proclaim the absolute equality of their citizens but give power and privileges to a small elite.

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