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  • Newly written 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:

  • 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:

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