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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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...
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
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
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 […]
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...
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.
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.
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
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
Thursday afternoon, Gawker readers were presented with some startling news: The popular Web site's mostly 20-something staff is planning to join the Writers Guild of America. The post, entitled "Why we've decided to organize," came after a meeting of about 30 writers that convinced de facto leader Hamilton Nolan there was no way the decision could […]
Employees at gossip site Gawker are trying to unionize, the site’s Hamilton Nolan announced in a post Thursday. A "large group" of editorial staffers met with union organizers at the Writers Guild of America East on Wednesday, NolanShow More Summary
This movie is on the American Film Institute’s 100 Best Movies Ever Made and on the Writers Guild of America’s List of 101 Best Ever Screenplays. Please click here to get the fun, insightful behind-the-scenes story of this classic movie...
After last week's news that TV and film audiences want diversity despite slow progress in making that happen, the findings of the Writers Guild of America are pretty hard to swallow: diversity among TV writers is incredibly low, and late night shows have the worst numbers.
The 2013-14 TV season showed no progress in the hiring of female and minority writers, according to the Writers Guild of America, West.