Fortune staffers stage day-long work stoppage
Staffers at Fortune are staging a day-long work stoppage on Tuesday, reports Steven Perlberg of Insider.
Perlberg writes, “Members of the editorial union are walking off the job — digitally — in response to new performance targets set by management that include byline counts and traffic goals, union organizers told Insider. They are also pushing management to codify diversity measures into the union contract.
“‘They are not taking us seriously as of now, so we’re demonstrating the value of our labor,’ said McKenna Moore, an assistant audience engagement editor and the first vice chair of the union.
“Fortune management and the union, which represents 34 print and digital staffers, have been negotiating a contract since late 2019. Thirty members of the unit are participating in the 24-hour walk out, according to the union organizers.
“‘Fortune has been negotiating with the union in good faith, and will continue to do so,’ a Fortune spokesperson said.”
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