- Newly written SBNation.com coverage of many sports was suspended on Thursday until contract negotiations are complete for the content creators and editors employed by Vox including the NBA Finals:
With this being the last scheduled day of bargaining, the https://t.co/o0ZvY6sVc6 NBA team won’t be providing any Game 3 coverage today until @vox_union receives a fair contract.— Mike Prada (@MikePradaSBN) June 6, 2019
This was a hard decision, but securing that contract today is more important than an NBA Finals game
- Oliver Darcy from CNN Business reported that there were four major outstanding issues in the negotiations: “salary minimums; guaranteed annual cost of living increases; severance agreement; and a plan for freelancers and contractors.” The last item likely includes SB Nation writers and editors who are not full-time employees of Vox.
- Following unionization, Vox Media as a company was empirically shown to have shifted its hiring practices according to job listing analysis by Joshua Fruhlinger at Thinknum. The company disagreed with his analysis and the author included a response.
- Juliana Feliciano Reyes from the Philadelphia Inquirer noted how some Vox workers are getting feisty on social media regarding their terms of employment.
- Unfortunately, this does not win anyone the primary, but Senator Bernie Sanders took notice of the negotiations:
I stand in solidarity with @vox_union (@WGAEast) fighting for a fair contract. https://t.co/BzJx96YOB9— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) June 6, 2019
- According to Assistant College Football Editor at SBNation.com Alex Kirshner, bargaining has now gone beyond the officially designated last day for negotiation:
We didn't leave the office last night and are now on our ~58th hour of @vox_union bargaining in the last three days.— Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) June 7, 2019
We would do another 58 if that's what it took. That's why we are going to get a good deal