Employees at four renowned media outlets – Entertainment Weekly, Martha Stewart Living, Shape Magazine and PeopleTV – won union recognition with 93% voting in favor of the Meredith Union on Thursday.
“Our landslide election win makes it official,” they tweeted after the votes were counted. “We are ready to meet @MeredithCorp at the bargaining table to negotiate a fair contract for all.”
Meredith Union is official. pic.twitter.com/x0tMLcupdb— MeredithUnion (@MeredithUnion) March 25, 2021
In contract talks they intend to address job security, wages, affordable and equal access to benefits, a demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusion, and transparent editorial standards.
Employees of the four publications will form a single bargaining unit and join their Guild-represented colleagues at PEOPLE magazine as part of the NewsGuild of New York local.
They are part of a surge in union organizing that has gripped the news industry over the last five years.
Follow the group on Twitter @MeredithUnion.