The NewsGuild-CWA had a huge week in organizing, with workers at four different digital publications joining the union! Employees of Ars Technica, Pitchfork, Quartz, and Fortune are the most recent wave of journalists who have united to improve their workplaces.
Quartz is a business news publication owned by the Japanese media company Uzabase. Sixty of its more than 230 employees (on five continents) will be represented by the NewsGuild of New York-CWA Local 31003. Ars Technica, which covers technology and science, and Pitchfork, which covers music criticism and news, are Condé Nast publications. The digital employees at Fortune magazine are joining the 41 percent of print staff at the magazine who already had union representation with the NewsGuild-CWA.
"These journalists are standing up and fighting for the future of their profession," said NewsGuild President Bernie Lunzer. "We're thrilled to have them join our ranks."
Employees of Ars Technica, Pitchfork, Quartz, and Fortune (pictured) are the latest to join the wave of journalists who have been rapidly forming unions in their workplaces.