Organizing Update

BuzzFeed

Spurred by a deep round of layoffs, BuzzFeed News employees announced their intention to join together and form a union this past February. After five months of management stonewalling the employees on their request to voluntarily recognize the union, about 80 BuzzFeed staff officially joined NewsGuild-CWA Local 31003 this week. Negotiations on a first contract will begin soon.

"We stayed strong in the face of fierce resistance from BuzzFeed management," Rachel Sanders, a deputy culture editor at BuzzFeed and a member of the union's organizing committee, told the New York Post. "Now that we're finally recognized, I'm excited to bargain for a contract that will not only make this a stronger newsroom and company, but raise the bar for how workers are treated across our industry."


After five months of management stonewalling the employees on their request to voluntarily recognize the union, about 80 BuzzFeed staff officially joined NewsGuild-CWA Local 31003.