Future plc Ratifies First Union Contract with Writers Guild of America, East
Future plc, the multi-platform media company, has ratified its first collective bargaining agreement with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). The three-year contract will provide a third of the company’s lowest-paid employees with a pay increase averaging $10,000. Future plc’s 53-member unit includes the editorial, social, photo, copy, and video staff at GamesRadar+, Guitar Player, Guitar World, Laptop Mag, Live Science, Newsarama, PC Gamer, Space.com, TechRadar, Tom’s Guide, and Tom’s Hardware.
The Future plc Bargaining Committee said, “When we first announced our union in Feb. 2019, we said our goals were transparency and accountability in the workplace, fair compensation, editorial standards and severance. This contract is a huge victory for our members on all of those fronts and beyond including important gains on diversity, equity, overwork, and time off. We couldn’t be prouder of the way this union has stuck together and fought for one another through thick and thin to win this CBA.” Read more here.