Vice Media Writers Vote To Unionize, Joining Digital Collective Bargaining Wave

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August 7, 2015 3:02 p.m.

Writers at Vice Media have voted to unionize, making it the largest digital media company to join the recent wave of organized labor, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

The company is prepared to recognize the union and negotiate with it, WSJ reported.

Vice employs more than 1,500 people around the globe with about 700 in the U.S.

In June, Gawker Media voted to unionize with 75 percent in favor of joining organized labor. Salon unanimously voted to unionize in early July. It took management one month to recognize their efforts. Last week, the Guardian US unanimously voted to unionize; they’ll join the NewGuild-CWA.

Vice began in 1994 — as a print magazine in Montreal called Voice of Montreal.

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