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AFL-CIO chief asks Salon to voluntarily recognize workers’ union

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

America’s top labor leader is asking Salon to voluntarily recognize the Writers Guild of America, East as bargaining agent for its editorial workers. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka wrote Salon Media Group CEO Cindy Jeffers on Thursday,...Show More Summary

Union drive gains momentum in online media

Salon.com staff have voted to join the Writers Guild of America, the second digital media outlet to organize in recent weeks

Salon’s Editorial Staff Plans to Unionize

The move comes a month after workers at Gawker Media voted to join the Writers Guild of America, East.

Writers, editors at Salon move to unionize

4 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Following editorial workers at Gawker Media, editorial staff at Salon is moving to unionize and bargain a first contract with their employer. They’ve signed on with the Writers Guild of America, East, the same union that recently won...Show More Summary

Salon Editorial Employees Announce Plans To Unionize

4 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Just weeks after writers and editors at Gawker Media unionized, the editorial employees of Salon Media Group announced that they intend to join the same union, the Writers Guild of America, East. The decision by Salon employees, announced...Show More Summary

Surprise, Surprise: Union Members Earn More Money

Hat tip to Gawker's Hamilton Nolan (also a new member of the Writers Guild of America, East), for lifting up the latest research that shows union members earn more money than their nonunion counterparts.

A Q-and-A with Hamilton Nolan on Gawker Media’s union vote

2 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Organized labor scored a notable win last week as editorial staffers at Gawker Media voted to be represented by the Writers Guild of America, East. Could this be a potentially influential inroad by organized labor into the world of digital...Show More Summary

Collective Bargaining in the Digital Workplace

The digital workplace can be organized. The editorial staff at Gawker Media has voted overwhelmingly to join with the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO, to bargain collectively with their employer. We will begin contract negotiations...Show More Summary

Gawker’s Idealism Is Exactly What the Labor Movement Needs

One hundred employees of Gawker, the online media site, have voted by a 3-1 margin to unionize. The Writers Guild of America will represent them. Nick Denton, Gawker’s owner, is apparently confused or at least bemused about

Gawker website employees vote to unionize

Gossip and news site Gawker Media employees say they have voted to join the Writers Guild of America, East, making it the first digital media outlet to organize.

Gawker Media becomes first digital media outlet to unionize. Is BuzzFeed next?

The labor movement has a new and unlikely champion: the staff at Gawker Media, which voted Wednesday night by a margin of 3-1 to unionize under the Writers Guild of America, East. The... To view the full story, click the title link.

How a union could change Gawker’s company culture

Liz: Employees at Gawker Media voted overwhelmingly to join the Writers Guild of America, East. It makes this the first digital-only news outlet to formally organize its workforce. What's your sense of how a union might change the culture there? And what should employees expect? Jill: I think this is going to be fascinating to watch. There’s been some tension...

Disgruntled former Gawker exec: Nick Denton is a coward, here are the company’s financials

2 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Editorial staff at Gawker Media have voted overwhelmingly to unionize through the Writers Guild of America. That’s very interesting. More interesting is this comment, apparently posted by fired editorial director Joel Johnson. In it,...Show More Summary

Gawker to Unionize

Employees of Gawker Media announced on Thursday that they will unionize and join the Writers Guild of America, East. If the effort goes forward, the company will become the first all-digital media shop to unionize, a move some say may...Show More Summary

Electionpalooza

Yesterday we had interns at the American Federation of Teachers forming a union. Today we have the bloggers at Gawker Media joining the Writers Guild of America by a vote of 80-27. But that’s not all. After an attempt for a court injunction failed, a new election for officers of the Hawaii State Teachers Association […]

Gawker Media Votes To Unionize

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Yesterday, more than 100 Gawker Media editorial employees voted on the question of whether to be represented by the Writers Guild of America, East for the purpose of collective bargaining—that is, whether we want to form a union. The results are in. Read more...

Gawker to Unionize

In an expected move, Gawker Media staffers have voted to join a union. The votes were overwhelmingly in favor, with 80 for and only 27 against. Gawker’s staff will now be represented by the Writers Guild of America, East. “The next steps: determining what we want to bargain for; forming a bargaining committee; and negotiating a contract,” read a post by Gawker staff.

Gawker Staffers to Vote on Joining Writers Guild of America, East

On Wednesday June 3, 120 editorial staffers at Gawker Media will vote on whether or not to unionize. Gawker was one of the websites that helped modernize digital journalism, and the vote is an important step in modernizing labor relations at digital employers. The Gawker vote will be the first such vote at a digital-only news outlet.

Oscar-Winning Producer Rips WGA Over Inclusion On ‘Unfair Business Practices’ List

Accusations are flying in a nasty showdown between the Writers Guild of America and Oscar-winning producer Nicolas Chartier, who the guild has accused of engaging in "employment practices detrimental to writers." Chartier, who in 2010 won a Best Picture Oscar for The Hurt Locker, fired back. Show More Summary

What All Writers (And Human Beings) Should Keep In Mind

It's that time of the year again, when a super-packed schedule of French film premieres reigns at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, where sold-out crowds of cinemaphiles, Francophones and Frenchies delight in macarons, pissaladière and good champagne (on opening night, anyway!). Show More Summary

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