Vox Media Editorial Staffers to Unionize

By Christine Zosche 

Editorial staffers at Vox Media have announced they have formed a labor union, making it the latest digital publisher to see its workforce organize amid a tougher online advertising landscape. (WSJ)

An estimated 350 to 400 editorial and video production people will be covered by the new unit of the Writers Guild of America East, a union spokesman said. (New York Post)

The union represents writers at The Daily Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Law & Order SVU, the ABC and CBS broadcast news, and public TV shows such as Sesame Street. As relevant, it represents digital news staffs at Vice, HuffPost, The Intercept, Gizmodo Media Group (Splinter, Gizmodo, Jezebel, Deadspin, The Root, Lifehacker, Kotaku, io9, Jalopnik, Earther), ThinkProgress, MTV News, Thrillist and Salon. (Poynter)