Yesterday, more than 100 Gawker Media editorial employees voted on the question of whether to be represented by the Writers Guild of America, East for the purpose of collective bargaining—that is, whether we want to form a union. The results are in.
Yesterday’s votes were cast electronically and tallied by VoteNet, an independent online voting system. Out of 118 eligible voters, 107 cast votes. The results are:
- Yes: 80 votes—75%
- No: 27 votes—25%
The next steps: determining what we want to bargain for; forming a bargaining committee; and negotiating a contract.
We are unionized.