Salon Recognizes Union

Salon has agreed to recognize Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) as the collective bargaining group for its editorial staffers.

Salon has agreed to recognize Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) as the collective bargaining group for its editorial staffers.

This means there will be no formal vote on whether to unionize, and a new contract will be negotiated immediately.

“The men and women who write, edit, and produce stories for Salon.com have gained a voice on the job, and the intelligence and unity they have brought to the project is an inspiration,” said Lowell Peterson, WGAE’s executive director, in a statement. “For twenty years Salon has been a bastion of progressive thought and action, and we are very pleased that Salon management has reaffirmed its commitment to take the high road, to recognize and respect its employees’ right to organize.  We look forward to continuing a productive relationship with the company.”

WGAE also represents Gawker.