Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Fortune’s digital staff votes to join NewsGuild

Fortune magazine’s newsroom is completely unionized now, according to WWD.
“The digital staff at Fortune magazine voted 20-3 to join the NewsGuild-CWA, joining their print colleagues in the union’s New York local. The group became the fourth digital unit to join the NewsGuild of New York on May 21, following workers at Ars Technica, Pitchfork and Quartz,” said a statement from the NewsGuild.
“We look forward to joining the 41 percent of staff already represented by the existing union agreement and working with management to agree on a contract that covers all editorial workers equally,” Fortune digital unit members wrote.
Fortune’s online editorial staff consists of 27 people, most of whom had signed cards supporting of unionization, according to WWD.  
Fortune’s management, including CEO Alan Murray, had tried to “derail” the union, according to WWD.
Meredith sold Fortune in 2018 to Fortune Media Group, owned by Chatchaval Jiaravanon, heir to a Thai business empire.

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