VICE Canada employees have voted to unionize

Yesterday news broke that VICE Canada employees have voted in favour of joining the Canadian Media Guild. The labour board will soon issue a formal bargaining certificate.  The bargaining unit will include all VICE employees across the country aside from managers and salespeople. Vice freelancers are invited to share their concerns about their working conditions […]

Posted on June 2, 2016 at 9:30 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

Interning at Unionized Media Companies Pays—Literally

This post is the fourth in a series called “E-Lancer Writes,” exploring the working conditions, rights, and collective organizing strategies of freelance journalists, interns, and other low-wage or temporary digital media workers.   By Errol Salamon Summer internship season is about to begin. But decently paid internships, like jobs, are hard to find. Still, internships are […]

Posted on April 26, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Digital newsrooms moving towards unionization

It’s been a big summer for unions and new media. The past few weeks have seen a string of stories about digital media workers organizing — employees at Gawker, Salon, Vice and The Guardian US have all voted to unionize since the beginning of June. This week, BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti told his employees that he doesn’t think unionizing would […]

Posted on August 20, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

Study this! Even more reasons to join a union, from a librarian

You’ve seen it here before. We’re not shy about our support for unions, and whether it’s the Born Freelancer explaining why unions are boss or a fun video from the Canadian Media Guild demonstrating the sticky situations that unprotected workers find themselves in, we’re glad to share. We can write about reasons to join a […]

Posted on March 20, 2012 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , ,