Insider CEO Carlson caught taking down union flyers

Insider editor in chief Nicholas Carlson was caught on video bicycling around Brooklyn and tearing down pro-union posters that targeted him, reports Alexandra Steigrad of the New York Post. Steigrad reports, “‘Have you seen this millionaire?,’ one of the flyers reads with a photo of Carlson, along with and information on the 250 unionized Insider workers […]

Insider union files three more charges with NLRB

The Insider Union filed three new unfair labor practice charges against Insider on Saturday as about 250 union members entered their second week of a strike, reports Alex Bitter of the union. Bitter writes, “Two of the ULPs claim that Insider violated union members’ rights to participate in union activities. One case involves a manager sending a […]

Insider EIC Carlson tells non-striking workers to pace themselves

Insider editor in chief Nicholas Carlson has told non-striking editorial staffers to pace themselves as they try to publish content to keep web traffic from dropping, reports Alexandra Steigrad of The New York Post. Steigrad reports, “In a Slack message reviewed by The Post, Editor-in-chief Nicholas Carlson — who has been forced to write 11 stories himself […]

Insider CEO Blodget on the strike: Guild is to blame

Insider chief executive officer Henry Blodget sent out the following after its editorial staff went on strike: Team, Barbara’s out this week, so I want to briefly address the union situation. First and foremost, I want to thank you all—including our union members—for working through this with us. As I told you two years ago, my only concern […]

Insider editorial staffers are now striking

Editorial staffers at Insider Inc., parent company of Business Insider, went on strike after failing to resolve several disagreements with management over, among other things, the company’s health care plan, reports Ross Lincoln of The Wrap. Lincoln writes, “According to the Union representing them, more than 250 Insider editorial employees are now striking. “‘It’s official: THE INSIDER […]

Insider/Business Insider editorial staffs set to strike on Thursday

The editorial staffs of Insider and Business Insider will strike at midnight Thursday if their union fails to reach an agreement with management. The workers set the deadline in response to the company’s refusal to undo changes it made to their health care benefits and management’s slow response in contract negotiations. Members are also demanding […]

CNET journalists seeking to unionize

CNET journalists are pushing to unionize, seeking a formal say on issues such as the use of artificial intelligence at the technology news company, reports Josh Eidelson of Bloomberg News. Eidelson reports, “Pro-union employees, who are organizing with the Writers Guild of America East, said they’ve signed up the vast majority of their coworkers. The union […]

Reuters journalists in Turkey have called for a strike

Journalists in Reuters’ Turkish bureaus said they would strike on May 10 over the failure of pay negotiations with the company, reports The Baron. The Baron’s story states, “Staff demonstrated outside their offices in Istanbul and Ankara on Wednesday following the failure of collective bargaining between Reuters and the Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS). “‘Reuters Turkey bureau […]

MLex, FTCWatch staffers form union

The journalists at MLex and FTCWatch have formed a union and are seeking recognition from parent company LexisNexis. The MLex Guild has more than 20 members and will be a unit of the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, which is part of the Communications Workers of America. It has employees based in Washington, San Francisco and New […]

Dreier wins Sidney Award for child labor coverage

Hannah Dreier of The New York Times has won the March Sidney Award for exposing a nationwide shadow workforce of child laborers. Dreier found kids as young as 12 working for major national brands including Whole Foods, Walmart, J. Crew and Frito-Lay, as well as in slaughterhouses, on roofing crews, and in sawmills. Over the course […]