WAM!NYC Presents: The Unionization of Digital Media on 2/9

On January 14 the Huffington Post’s management voluntarily recognized its employees’ union, making the digital media outlet the largest ever to organize. This move followed a wave of similar campaigns who have successfully unionized at The Guardian US, Gawker, Think Progress, Vice, Salon, and Al Jazeera America. WAM! NYC will host a panel with four journalists who were involved in unionizing their workplaces. We will discuss: When and why did you decide to unionize? What tactics proved most successful to you? What are the next steps after forming a union? And, how do you think this recent trans impacts our media landscape? 

Date: 2/9/2016
Time: 6:
30-9:00pm
Venue: Women’s eNews in Lower Manhattan (6 Barclay Street, 6th floor, NY 10007)

Suggested donation: $5 cash to cover snacks & wine

Speakers:
Madeleine Davies (Jezebel)
Bryce Covert (Think Progress)
Tammy Kim (Al Jazeera America)
Carolina Moreno (Huffington Post)
Moderator:
Martyna Starosta