Fighting for their rights to publish barely credible news reports, based on disreputable sources and shady facts, satire writers from TheSpoof.com have agreed in principle to unionize.
The Union for Plagiarists, Ingrates, Numskulls, Commies, Hacks and Heretics; Equal Authors by Proxy, will reportedly start with a membership around 450 active authors dedicated to The Spoof for their content.
"We feel that this band of brothers and sisters will unite to fight for better percentage growth in pay and benefits", says union organizers Abel Rodriguez and Monkey Woods.
Others less excited about the unionization, or any change in their lives at all, point out that a proposed 15% increase in pay is still based on zero. "Its basic math", say long time authors, Victor Nicholas and Madame Bitters. "Zero times 15% still gives you zero. Where were these guys in math class?"
"We know the score", replied Woods and Rodriguez, "But this gives us an excuse for monthly meetings and an open bar".
Upon hearing that declaration, the rest of TheSpoof authorship quickly signed up.
While a chunk of authors in the U.P.I.N.C.H.A.H.E.A.P. favor organization against the tyrannical leadership of TheSpoof conglomerate, others are less agitated.
"It's just an outlet for pabulum and content that would otherwise be nothing more than bird cage liner. Everybody needs to chill out."
"I'm hip to that", said Woods, "But what's wrong with a healthy monthly discussion, over basically nothing at all, while enjoying a frosty pint or six?"