Onion Inc. Ratify First Union Contract at G/O Media
The creative staff at Onion Inc., the popular digital company behind The Onion, The A.V. Club, Deadspin, The Takeout, Onion Labs, and Onion Inc.’s video and art departments — represented by the Writers Guild of America, East — today ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with their employer, G/O Media. This is Onion Inc. Union’s first contract with G/O Media, and their second collective bargaining agreement since unionizing with the Guild in 2018.
The three-year contract, covering 60 members, includes a $5,000 increase to the salary floor, converts remote contractors to full-time employees, renews a $15,000 annual commitment to address equity and inclusion issues, and establishes Juneteenth as a work holiday.
The Onion Inc. Bargaining Committee said, “We are proud to reach an agreement on a second contract for the members of our union. Not only did we preserve the benefits and workplace improvements we secured in our first contract, but we also stood together to obtain additional material benefits for our most vulnerable employees. While bargaining in a pandemic was challenging, we found inspiration in the tenacity and solidarity of our colleagues in the WGAE, the media sector, and across the labor movement. Organize your workplace.” Read more here.