Guild members and supporters are removing their bylines from news stories and photo credits. They're also demonstrating unity by wearing red shirts and signing a petition asking AP management to reconsider a pension plan freeze and increases in medical payments by more than 40 percent.
The petition asks AP management to reconsider a pension plan freeze and a hike in the employee-paid portion of medical costs.
“Guild members have increased productivity, embraced new skills, and have made many financial sacrifices. Members are saying AP has to do better if it wants to preserve and protect quality journalism,” said News Media Guild President Tony Winton.