The editorial staff of Gawker Media, which voted to unionize with the Writers Guild of America East last summer, has approved its first union contract. The vote was 88-2.

Ninety of the 99 current members of the bargaining unit cast a vote. The full contract, which will be in effect for three years, can be found here*. A number of other digital media organizations are currently negotiating their first union contracts as well.

The editorial employees and management of Gawker Media and the staff of the WGAE all spent very many hours getting here, and we are very thankful it is done.

If we can do it so can you.

[Photo: Flickr. *Updated to include final language on 401(k) benefits.]

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