Unions Are Gaining a Foothold at Digital Media Companies

By Christine Zosche 

Employees at now-defunct Gawker Media joined the labor union the Writers Guild of America East in the summer of 2015. Members of the editorial staffs at Vice Media, ThinkProgress and HuffPost followed suit, organizing unions their companies recognized and that subsequently ratified contracts. Writers and editors at other digital publications—including The Intercept, Salon, Slate, Thrillist and MTV News—have since affiliated themselves with the Writers Guild of America East, citing a need for better wages and benefits. (NYT)