Vox Union Reaches Accord with Publisher a Day after Walkout

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Vox Media staffers reached a tentative labour agreement with the online publisher Friday after a marathon 29 hours of negotiation and a one-day walkout. PHOTO: REUTERS

Reprinted from Bloomberg News by  and  on June 7, 2019.

Vox Media staffers reached a tentative labor agreement with the online publisher Friday after a marathon 29 hours of negotiation and a one-day walkout.

“We are thrilled to announce we have reached a tentative agreement with Vox Media for our first-ever collective bargaining agreement,” the bargaining committee said on Twitter. “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 accord culminates an effort that began almost two years ago, when employees at Vox’s websites went public in November 2017 with an organizing campaign. The company agreed two months later to recognize the union, but the parties failed to reach a collective-bargaining agreement over 14 months of negotiations.

That led to Thursday’s walkout, in which hundreds of employees took part, according to the Writers Guild of America East, which represents the workers. …

Bloomberg 6/7

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