Univision to Keep Gawker Staff, Honor Contract

Well, "95 percent" of staff.

Gawker Media’s staffers can (for the most part) breathe a sigh of relief. According to Politico, Univision Communications—which acquired Gawker for $135 million—plans to keep current employees and their union contract.

Not that everyone is safe. The sources who spoke to Politico said that Univision will keep “95 percent” of Gawker’s staffers. Here’s hoping that number inches closer to 100 percent as the dust of the deal begins to settle.

As for the contact, that’s all good news. Prior to the sale, Gawker staffers urged its future owners to honor the contract it signed with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). In a memo, Gawker staffers said “We have no desire or inclination to work under terms other than our existing union contract.” Thankfully, that’s not going to be an issue.

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