TIME workers threaten to strike on release of TIME 100

Workers have signed a pledge to walkout on the launch of the magazine’s iconic TIME100 franchise if a fair contract is not agreed to by then.  

The TIME Union announced plans for a one-day strike as their bargaining committee headed back into negotiations on Monday. Members have signed a letter to management announcing their plan to walkout on May 23, when the magazine releases its highly-anticipated annual TIME100, if a contract agreement is not reached by then.

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Condé Union: ‘The Met Gala’s sparkle comes from our sweat’

NEW YORK – Ahead of the 2022 Met Gala tonight, the Condé Nast Union released the following statement on behalf of the union’s Organizing Committee. In late March, workers first announced the formation of the union, which includes full-and part-time editorial, video, and production workers at Allure, Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, Epicurious, Glamour, GQ, Self, Teen Vogue, them., Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Condé Nast Entertainment.

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Consumer Reports Guild Votes Overwhelmingly to Ratify Collective Bargaining Agreement  

The contract includes up to 12 weeks of parental leave at full pay, guaranteed wage increases of 14% (compounded), a $3k ratification bonus, and strong DEI policies. 

The Consumer Reports Guild, which represents over 250 workers at Consumer Reports Magazine and consumerreports.org, voted overwhelmingly to ratify their contract 192 to 4.

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Buzzfeed News workers voted overwhelming to authorize a strike on March 29, 2022.

BuzzFeed News Union votes overwhelmingly to approve a strike amidst announcement of newsroom cuts

The union slams news of cuts as regressive bargaining, plans to strike if management continues bargaining in bad faith. 

Members of BuzzFeed News Union announced Tuesday that they have voted overwhelmingly to authorize the bargaining team to call a strike if management continues bargaining in bad faith. The vote was taken during the afternoon bargaining session. The unit represents 61 members and is part of The NewsGuild of New York Local 31003. Ninety percent of the unit participated in the strike vote, with 91% voting to authorize the bargaining team to call a strike. 

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Workers at Conde Nast on March 29, 2022

Condé Nast employees form company-wide union covering 500+ workers, call for voluntary recognition

Union represents editorial, video, and production workers across all Condé Nast’s brands that haven’t already unionized, including Vogue, Bon Appétit, Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest, and GQ

Workers slam Condé Nast for low pay, lack of diversity and equity, heavy reliance on contract workers, and absence of clear standards for performance evaluation and career development

In a major step forward for workers organizing in the media industry, employees of Condé Nast’s editorial brands and Condé Nast Entertainment announced Tuesday the formation of Condé Nast Union, demanding voluntary recognition from management. 

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BuzzFeed News Union to management: The era of unilateral decisions is over

Following the announcement Monday from BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti that the company plans to drastically shrink its news division and offer voluntary buyouts to employees, the BuzzFeed News Union, represented by The NewsGuild of New York, released the following statement:

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NY officials denounce Dotdash Meredith’s neglect of HERO Act

NY Senate Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris, Labor Committee Chair Jessica Ramos, along with 22 New York electeds sent a letter in support of 170 media workers at Dotdash Meredith organizing for better health & safety standards. 

Read the 22 Legislators’ Full Letter Here 

In a letter sent Monday to Dina Nathanson, senior vice president of Human Resources at Dotdash Meredith, 22 New York state senators and assembly members are highlighting the company’s failure to obey the NY HERO Act, which protects workplace safety during airborne disease outbreaks. 

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NYT Tech Workers Celebrate Blowout Win in Historic Union Election

80% of workers vote for union representation, capping hard-fought campaign

Times Tech Guild is now officially the largest union of tech workers with bargaining rights in the country

The National Labor Relations Board today announced that, in a 404-88 blowout vote, New York Times tech workers had won their election for a union, after a year-long campaign that was met with aggressive union-busting tactics from management. 85% of the unit voted in the election. 

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NYT Tech Guild Kicks Off Union Election

An election to formalize the union of 600 New York Times tech workers began Monday as the National Labor Relations Board mailed ballots to eligible employees. It is a historic milestone in a campaign where workers have fought for recognition since first announcing that they had formed a union last April. Ballots will be counted between February 28 and March 7. 

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Sports Illustrated Union members vote unanimously to ratify first contract

The contract includes an industry-leading policy against production quotas and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. 

NEW YORK — Sports Illustrated Union, which represents 94 workers across the sports publication, voted unanimously to ratify their first contract with Sports Illustrated management and The Arena Group on Jan. 20. The deal was finalized on Dec. 31, 2021.

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