From the Wall Street Journal:
Vice Media’s Video Employees Unionize
About 430 workers are expected to join union ranks amid broad push to organize digital media outlets
Organized labor has announced a significant victory in its push into digital media with the completion of a drive to unionize hundreds of writers and production staff working on video and television content at Vice Media.
The Writers Guild of America, East and the Motion Picture Editors Guild said Thursday that they believe they will represent around 430 Vice staffers and freelance employees working on video and television programming. The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists is continuing organizing efforts among Vice’s on-air talent.
The Writers Guild had already successfully organized approximately 70 Vice employees who write text for its websites in 2015. The following year, the company and the union agreed on a contract for those employees, some of whom received pay increases of more than 20%.