Vice Media is the Second Big Digital Publisher to Unionize
When Gawker Media editorial workers successfully reached a contract agreement at the end of February, Gawker.com staffer Hamilton Nolan told Re/code that part of the goal of unionizing at all was to empower people at other digital media shops to do the same.
Nolan might be getting his wish. Today, Vice Media and the Writer’s Guild of America, East announced that the two sides had reached a tentative agreement on a contract. The WGA East is the union that represents both Gawker Media staffers and Vice writers. WGA East spokesperson Jason Gordon said the contract is expected to be formalized in a vote early next week.