Most of the media industry’s union-related news comes straight from their social media accounts. Call it a sign of the times, but a few wild-yet-brief reveals materialized:
- The Buzzfeed New Union recently declared success after two years of negotiations between the company and NewsGuild of New York. Oddly enough, the union’s first contract not only specified a salary floor, greater benefits, and a diversity agreement, which feels like standard stuff, but here’s a kicker of a demand: “Protections against going into the office if it is haunted (yes, seriously).” Surely, there’s a further story that we’re not hearing yet.
- TIME magazine employees announced a strike on the day of the publication’s Annual Time 100 issue. The day arrived, and the union declared a 30-day postponement after learning that they had neglected to file a required form three years prior at the start of contract negotiations. The union will regroup for a strike.