UPDATE: More than 100 AP workers and their families (and pets!) came to tell Newseum visitors about the great work of AP journalists displayed inside and why quality journalism is worth fighting for. See the video.
WASHINGTON — AP reporters and news workers will be asking the news-consuming public to support quality journalism at an informational event outside the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Saturday March 12.
Guild members, who believe that fair wages and benefits are critical to an independent media, are fighting deep cuts proposed at Associated Press. The not-for-profit news cooperative is seeking to increase medical rates by 50% while also cutting retirement benefits by a similar amount.
The Guild wants the public to see just how important the work of AP staffers is to U.S. and world journalism — including some work that is preserved in the Newseum, which is worth visiting.
The even is at 11 a.m. at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC.
Important: NMG HAS NO DISPUTE WITH ANY PERSON OR BUSINESS OTHER THAN ASSOCIATED PRESS. WE ARE NOT ASKING ANY INDIVIDUAL TO CEASE PERFORMING ANY WORK OR SERVICES, OR TO REFUSE TO TRANSPORT ANY GOODS.