WGA East And Vox Media Reach Agreement On New Contract To Avert Threatened Strike

WGA East And vox media A tentative agreement has been reached on a new contract, averting a threatening strike. The new contract covers writers, editors, journalists, producers, podcasters and other employees who work for Vox, The Verge, Eater, Polygon, SB Nation, Recode and Seeker.

“We are thrilled to have reached an agreement and it could not have happened without the incredible solidarity between the Vox Media Union,” a spokesman for the Guild said this afternoon. “The agreement will go to guild members at Vox Media for a ratification vote next week. Once the agreement is ratified, we will be able to share details of the deal.”

Both sides came to the brink of strike but kept on negotiating till a settlement was reached. The “strike pledge” was signed by 95% of covered employees, and on Thursday, more than 300 of them signed a letter to their boss, CEO Jim Bankoff, asking them to pay living costs and 401(k)s. k) Roll-back. “Management continues to force our members to accept worse terms on our annual cost of living adjustments than agreed in our first contract,” he wrote. “This comes at a time of heightened financial hardship due to high inflation and rising cost of living.”