The editorial staff of Talking Points Memo (TPM) have unionized with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). Management immediately recognized the Guild as the collective bargaining representative of the political news organization’s 11-member staff. “This morning TPM editorial staffers in New York and Washington DC contacted me to let me know that they’d agreed unanimously to form a union and asked me to voluntarily recognize their decision. I replied that I was happy to do so. Our representative has already reached out to the WGA to make that agreement a reality,” said Josh Marshall, owner of Talking Points Memo. “We are thrilled that management agreed so quickly to voluntarily recognize our union,” said the Talking Points Memo Union Organizing Committee. “Unions are becoming standard across online publications, particularly progressive ones, and it’s important to us to stand in solidarity with that movement."
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