Jul 30, 2021 | News Story

New Yorker, Pitchfork and Ars Technica Staff Unanimously Ratify First Agreements with Condé Nast

Members of The NewsGuild of New York at The New Yorker, Pitchfork, and Ars Technica this week announced that they have unanimously ratified their first contracts with Condé Nast.

“The members of the New Yorker, Pitchfork and Ars Technica Unions have approved agreements that not only improve working conditions in their own workplaces, but set new standards for fair compensation, equity and job security in our industry,” said Susan DeCarava, President of The NewsGuild of New York. “All Guild members should be immensely proud of these contracts, which were the result of members’ strategic concerted actions, unwavering solidarity, and collective resolve as we bargained to address inequities at Condé Nast.”

The agreements include significant across-the-board wage increases, up to 63 percent at The New Yorker, up to 58 percent at Pitchfork and up to 35 percent at Ars Technica. All three units accomplish a salary floor of $60,000 in the final years of the contracts. The agreements also include strict limitations on future health-care cost increases, defined working hours for salaried employees, a ban on nondisclosure agreements related to discrimination and harassment, and successorship provisions to help ensure that members’ hard-won collective bargaining agreements will remain in effect if a publication is sold. Read more here!