The vast majority of eligible staff at Thrillist have voted to unionize, adding the popular lifestyle and culture news site to the growing ranks of digital media outlets where employees enjoy collective bargaining rights.
Ninety-five percent of Thrillist’s staff voted to designate the Writers Guild of America, East, as their collective bargaining agent, the union announced on Wednesday. A total of 65 editorial, video and distribution workers in the union bargaining unit were eligible to vote online over a 24-hour period that ended on Tuesday evening. The final tally in the election was 56 to 3 in favor of unionizing, according to the guild.
Staff will now begin negotiations with Thrillist’s management to craft their first union contract.
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