Members of HuffPost's union have called out the news outlet as well as its parent company Verizon for failing to hire, promote and pay people of color, according to a website created by the union.
Enough is enough. We demand @HuffPost & @verizonmedia take action to increase diversity in our newsroom and retain our staff of color. Hire more people of color. Promote more people of color. Release pay equity data. No more platitudes and empty promises. https://t.co/0dht5Dj5wW— HuffPost Union (@HuffPostUnion) September 14, 2020
According to Tweets from current HuffPost workers and the union website, the national news outlet -- known for its liberal-leaning coverage -- has failed to prioritize diversity and inclusion internally.
"The HuffPost Union demands that HuffPost and Verizon Media make real commitments to hiring and promoting people of color in our newsroom," the union wrote, including a list of demands that they hope to see enacted.
"We demand that Verizon Media leaders release pay equity data to ensure, as the company claims, that they are paying our staff of color as much as their majority white peers," one demand stated. HuffPost CEO Guru Gowrappan said there is pay equity on the basis of race but the company has refused to release the data backing up their claim.