Staffers for The Village Voice are on the verge of staging a massive strike if their contract is not re-negotiated by midnight, June 30th. According to a union press release, Voice employees are upset about continued staff cuts, decreasing salaries and a health plan that has dropped benefits, while asking workers to contribute more money.
If the strike goes through, the staffers plan on publishing content on a Tumblr, The Real Voice. Who knows exactly how that will help anyone, but hey, good for them for keeping publishing going without the help of the paper.
If you’re interested in helping the Voice’s cause, there’s a benefit being held tomorrow night at Public Assembly in Williamsburg.