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Vox Media Workers Win First Union Contract

June 11, 2019

By Steve Wishnia and Neal Tepel

NEW YORK, N.Y.—After a one-day strike and a marathon bargaining session, Vox Media workers reached a deal with management for their first union contract June 7. “After 29 straight hours of final negotiations, and well over a year of organizing and collective action, we are thrilled to announce we have reached a tentative agreement with Vox Media for our first-ever collective bargaining agreement with the Writers Guild of America, East,” the Vox Media Bargaining Committee said in a statement. “Our unit still needs to ratify our contract, but we are proud of what we have won in this agreement and can’t wait to share the details.” The deal, which covers workers at Websites including Vox, SBNation, The Verge, Eater, Recode, and Curbed, came more than 14 months after the company recognized the WGAE. More than 300 staffers walked out June 6 to protest the delay and their low wages. The June 6 strike canceled SBNation’s coverage of the NBA finals’ fourth game. “Securing that contract today is more important than an NBA finals game,” reporter and editor Mike Prada posted on Twitter. Read more

June 11, 2019

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