After being acquired by Spotify, Gimletís staff looks to unionize

Gimlet Mediaís podcast-creation staff announced plans to unionize today, a month after the company was acquired by Spotify in a reported $230 million deal. More than 80 producers, engineers, hosts, editors, and reporters ó who are behind popular shows like Reply All ó say that the acquisition demonstrates their effort in growing Gimlet from a startup into a million-dollar business. The staffers are working with the Writers Guild of America, East. (Disclosure: Vox Mediaís editorial team is unionizing with the WGAE, as well.) Their union intends to cover both branded and editorial employees, but not managers, marketing, or members of Gimletís sales team. They announced their effort in a tweet and BuzzFeed News article. We, the production... Continue reading…

Tech is largely non-union. Could media be the missing link?

Gimlet Media, which was just bought by Spotify, is unionizing. Today employees at podcasting production company Gimlet Media announced their intention to form a union. In a letter to management, ...

Wed 13 Mar 19 from Fastcompany Tech

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