Vox Media employees staged a walkout today to protest working conditions at the vertically integrated digital media sweatshop:
— Ellen Fort (@ellenfork) May 29, 2019
This remarkable show of force from the company’s employees will last for one-hour during lunch:
I’m joining my Vox Media Union colleagues in a one-hour walk out because, while I love working for Vox Media, the company needs to make a much better effort to meet our contract demands, which will help ensure a fair and equitable workplace for ALL going forward ✊ #voxunion
— Sean O'Kane (@sokane1) May 29, 2019
Literally. They’re eating lunch:
— Vox Media Union (@vox_union) May 29, 2019
But they’re not getting drunk, so that’s a plus:
— Rani Molla (@ranimolla) May 29, 2019
After one hour of no work, management has to be eager to get back to the bargaining table:
Exciting UNION TIME! Joining my fellow @vox_union unit staffers for a walkout today in solidarity and support for a fair union contract, negotiated quickly.
Our union reps head back to the bargaining table tomorrow, and I'm so proud of them, they've worked so tirelessly for us.
— Aja (@ajaromano) May 29, 2019
Vox employees who can’t attend the walkout in person are participating as well:
It’s hard to do a walkout when you work from home, but I’m stopping my workday for an hour in solidarity with all of my fellow Vox Media employees who demand a fair union contract! @vox_union pic.twitter.com/ULPcpUqywP
— Brooke Jackson-Glidden (@jacksonglidden) May 29, 2019
i’m not in the office today so i can’t directly participate in the @vox_union walkout but i can still show my support from the junket i’m at instead — saturday night’s alright for fighting (for a fair contract!!!) pic.twitter.com/qBxHPoIvY2
— karen han (@karenyhan) May 29, 2019
Boy, that will teach management a lesson.