Labor & Economic News Blog

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Will Gawker go union?

Will Gawker go union?

As union membership declines, even modest unionization efforts take on symbolic importance. Each case seems like a sign of things to come. Success or failure at the individual level seems to portend success or failure for the broader movement.That's why supporters and opponents of organized labor snapped to attention when workers at Gawker — a popular, youth-driven news and gossip website that specializes in snarky commentary — announced the first-ever unionization drive at a major online media company. Gawker's 119 full-time staffers will vote Wednesday on whether to join the Writers Guild of America.


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