Politico to Begin Talks With Newsroom Staff to Recognize Union
(Bloomberg) -- Politico’s newsroom management started talks to voluntarily recognize a union after workers claimed more than 80% of eligible employees had signed up to be represented.
The company, which was just acquired by Axel Springer SE, responded swiftly after the employees sent a letter requesting recognition for the Politico and E&E News Guild and filed for a National Labor Relations Board election. “We look forward to reaching our potential together,” Editor-in-Chief Matt Kaminski said in a letter.
“This was the reaction we hoped for, and we look forward to further conversations,” the union said in a separate statement. The journalists at Politico and its sibling publication, E&E News, have said they’re seeking equitable pay, a diverse and inclusive workplace and other job protections.
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