NEW YORK (AP) — Vice Media's digital editorial staff are joining a union — the latest in a wave of digital staffers voting to unionize.


Gawker website (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)

The Writers Guild of America, East said Friday that the next step is negotiating a collective bargaining agreement with Vice management.

Vice CEO Shane Smith said he supported the writers' decision to unionize.

Over the summer, Gawker Media and Salon joined the same union. Guardian U.S. editorial staffers joined The NewsGuild-CWA. Before that, no digital media sites had been unionized.

The Associated Press, The New York Times and other newspaper staffers have union representation.

The Writers Guild of America, East is part of the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of labor unions in the United States.


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