Salon Media is the latest digital media company to unionize.
The company said Saturday that it has formed a union with the Writers Guild of America, East in a unanimous vote.
“The men and women who write, edit, and produce stories for Salon.com have gained a voice on the job, and the intelligence and unity they have brought in the project is an inspiration,” said Lowell Peterson, executive director of the Writers Guild of America, East. “For 20 years Salon has been a bastion of progressive thought and action, and we are very pleased that Salon management has reaffirmed its commitment to take the high road, to recognize and respect its employees’ right to organize. We look forward to continuing a productive relationship with the company.”
Salon said the bargaining unit includes all editorial staff who signed up for representation several weeks ago. The parties have agreed to begin negotiations for a collective bargaining agreement immediately, the firm offered.
The move marks yet another digital media firm to unionize in recent months. In June, Gawker Media joined the same union as Salon, the Writers Guild of America, East. Last week, The Guardian’s U.S. staff also voted to form a union. It linked up with The NewsGuild-CWA.