The Unionization of Digital Media

Date: February 9, 2016
Start Time: 6:30 pm
End Time: 9:00 pm
Location: Women's eNews
Address: 6 Barclay St, Sixth Floor, New York, NY 10007
Where: New York City
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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 work places.

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 will this recent trend impact our media landscape?

Madeleine Davies (Jezebel)
Bryce Covert (Think Progress)
Tammy Kim (Al Jazeera America)
Carolina Moreno (Huffington Post)

Martyna Starosta

Suggested donation: $5 cash to cover snacks & wine