Yesterday, more than 100 Gawker Media editorial employees voted on the question of whether to be represented by the Writers Guild of America, East for the purpose of collective bargaining—that is, whether we want to form a union. The results are in.
Tomorrow, Gawker Media employees will vote for a union—or against it. It’s a historic vote, because no digital media company has ever organized. Some might say that’s because it’s unnecessary, that digital media employees do just fine on their own. A string of incidents in my own career, however, suggests otherwise.
Those seas of red outside Verizon stores will soon dissolve. Enough progress was made in the negotations to allow Verizon's 45,000 workers that took to picketing two weeks ago to return to work on Monday.
Having trouble reaching your Verizon telephone contact today? Could be because he or she, along with 45,000 other workers, went on strike at midnight following failed 11th-hour contract negotiations.
Apple Store employees are supposed to smartly guide your crucial, Apple related life decisions. But now some regret their own choice to take the company's underpaid retail jobs, and their hipster existential crisis could produce the trendiest union ever.
A part-time employee at a San Francisco-based Apple store has started a process that could see a first-of-its-kind union formed at one of the company's iconic retail locations.