AP Byline Strike Plunges America into Crisis

Have you guys been able to enjoy the news at all with this big AP byline strike? Been going on since Sunday? Anybody? Hello?

Yes, in a devastating blow to fans of such names as...various AP journalists, those reporters are not allowing their bylines to appear on stories this week, as a way to FORCE management to bow to their contract demands. Playing HARDBALL, now.

Look at the comical gap between the management and union contract proposals:


It said management had proposed a wage freeze in the first year of a two-year agreement, followed by a two percent increase the following year.

The Guild said it had opened with a 10 percent wage increase proposal, "but has indicated flexibility at the bargaining table."

Better be flexible like a gymnast banging Vladimir Putin in a judo match, yo! Seriously AP, you guys are great but nobody reads your bylines anyhow, time to think of a new thing. (Withholding sex? To management? (Yes)). [AFP via Romenesko]