A little over two months after Ebony magazine missed its self-imposed deadline for paying the thousands of dollars it owes to its writers, a group of 38 freelancers filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Tuesday alleging they are collectively owed more than $70,000 for their work.
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Ebony Magazine’s March 2017 cover
What happens when Ebony Magazine promises over and over again that it’s going to pay its freelance writers ‘soon,’ but reportedly throws an expensive Super Bowl party in Houston and hosts a lavish company event in Los Angeles with money that was initially earmarked to pay said freelancers? A union steps in and tells them they need to put up or shut up.
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