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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