Editorial workers at The Huffington Post are going union, constituting the latest and largest digital media enterprise to do so.
A publicly unspecified number of the roughly 300, mostly New York-based editorial employees have signed up with the Writers Guild of America, East, which represents about 4,000 media workers. Those include writers on “The Daily Show,” writers-producers in non-fiction TV shows and network radio and TV copy writers.
Arianna Huffington has already indicated that if her employees chose to go union, she would agree to voluntarily recognize such an affiliation.
That would mean management would not force a vote, such as the one that played out last week among digital workers at Al Jazeera America (who opted to join another union, the NewsGuild of New York). Read more