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VICE Writers Move To Unionize

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

It's the summer of digital media unionization, and VICE has joined the party. News by Peter Derk Writers at VICE have voted to join Writer's Guild of America East, "a labor union of thousands of professionals who are the primary creators...Show More Summary

Stirring the Pot With Florence Fabricant

Last week, at Guild Hall's series, "Stirring the Pot," featuring conversations with "culinary celebrities," Geoffrey Zakarian was not expecting to talk politics. Florence Fabricant, New York Times food writer, author of several cookbooks...Show More Summary

VICE voluntarily recognizes workers’ union

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Management at VICE will voluntarily recognize the Writers Guild of America, East as the collective bargaining agent for the company’s editorial employees. The workers had signed up with the union last week, prompting kind words for the...Show More Summary

VICE workers decide they need a union

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Gawker Media, Salon, the Guardian and, now, VICE. Editorial employees at VICE Media have signed up with The Writers Guild of America, East, as had Gawker and Salon. Those at the Guardian went with a branch of the Communications Workers of America. The VICE group is a small one of about 80 people. Show More Summary

Writers at Vice Media Vote to Unionize

Writers at Vice Media have voted to unionize, said people familiar with the matter, giving organized labor its biggest foothold yet in digital media newsrooms. The writers will be joining the Writers Guild of America, East, and Vice’s management has been informed, the people said. Show More Summary

Vice Media Writers Jump on the Unionizing Bandwagon

Those working on the editorial side of Vice Media voted to unionize this week, according to The Wall Street Journal. The writers and editors at Vice will join the Writers Guild of America, East — the same union that Gawker Media and Salon staffers voted to join earlier this summer. The... More »

Vice Media Staff Latest to Choose Unionizing

The writers will join Writers Guild of America, East, the union that the websites Gawker and Salon recently chose for their unionization efforts.

Vice Media Writers Vote To Unionize

Writers at Vice are reportedly unionizing. In a surprise move on a summer Friday, writers at Vice Media have voted to unionize. The Wall Street Journal reports that Vice's writers will be joining the Writer's Guild of America, East (WGA), and that sources say Vice is prepared to recognize the union. Read Full Story

Salon Recognizes Editorial Staff Move to Join Writers Guild of America, East

Editorial staff at Salon.com, the progressive digital media news company, voted unanimously to unionize, and Salon's management has agreed to recognize the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), as the collective bargaining representative for those staffers. Show More Summary

Salon agrees to recognize union, starts negotiations on contract

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Management at San Francisco-based Salon Media has agreed to start talks on a first union contract with its workers, it was disclosed Saturday. “Salon Media has agreed to recognize the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) as the collective...Show More Summary

Salon Accepts WGA East As Staff Union

Salon Media has agreed to recognize the Writers Guild of America East as the collective bargaining unit for its editorial staff, whose vote to unionize was unanimous. “We are very pleased” with management’s decision, WGAE executive director Lowell...Show More Summary

WGA Writes Up Timeline For 68th Annual Writers Guild Awards

It’s time to mark your calendars for the 2016 Writers Guild Awards. The WGA has released the timeline, deadlines and eligibility periods for its 68th annual. The dual trophy shows will be held February 13 at the Hyatt Regency Century...Show More Summary

Jesse Eisenberg Compares Comic-Con to Genocide

Jesse Eisenberg and Mamie Gummer hit the premiere of The End of the Tour held at the Writers Guild Theater on Monday (July 13) in Beverly Hills, Calif. Joining the pair at the event were actors Mickey Sumner, Jason Segel, and director James Ponsoldt. Jesse recently made some comments about 2015 Comic-Con that many people [...]

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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

The Comedic Gold of The Decline of Western Civilization

"The first time we screened the film was at the Writers Guild in L.A. and this woman stood up and said, ‘How dare you glorify these heathens!’" says Penelope Spheeris following the screening of her newly restored punk rock documentary The Decline of Western Civilization at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Show More Summary

'Doctor Who' Star David Tennant Joins Animated 'Chew' Adaptation

The acclaimed Image comic series Chew, from writer John Layman and artist Rob Guillory, is getting its own movie adaptation — well, an animated one, anyway. The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun and The Guild’s Felicia Day have already joined the voice cast for the upcoming film, which just added another familiar geek favorite: former Doctor Who star David Tennant. Continue reading…

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