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Wired union members threaten to strike

June 30, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The union representing roughly 65 editorial workers at tech magazine Wired is threatening to strike for two days if it can’t reach a contract agreement with Condé Nast management by July 12, reports Sara Fischer of Axios.

Fischer reports, “The workers are threatening a work stoppage on July 12 and 13, which are Amazon Prime Days. Those days typically drive a high volume of online shopping.

  • While the team prepares ample content leading up to the Prime Days holiday, a work stoppage means they wouldn’t update the site’s content, which could limit click-throughs by purchasers that provide the publication with referral revenue.
  • The workers are asking public supporters to sign a ‘No contract, no clicks’ pledge.
  • Matt Jancer, a staff writer who reviews outdoor gear, said via a union statement: ‘Condé Nast tells us our work is important, but we’re willing to withhold our labor to ensure we receive a fair deal that reflects the significance of our efforts as we work 24 hours around the clock every Prime Day,’ he said.”

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