Writers and editors from Vice Media have voted to join the Writers Guild of America, East, continuing a recent trend of digital media companies choosing to unionize.
The news was confirmed by a spokesman from Vice on Friday afternoon.
The number of Vice employees who voted to unionize was not clear, but writers at the company account for less than 10 percent of its 700 U.S.-based employees.
Vice has joined the same union — WGAE — as Gawker Media, which joined in June, and Salon Media, which joined in early August. Late last month, The Guardian’s U.S. staff formed a union with The NewsGuild-CWA, breaking slightly from tradition.