Editorial Staff at The Intercept Ratifies Historic Contract
The 30-member editorial staff at The Intercept, the investigative journalism digital news site, last night ratified its second union contract with the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE).
The Intercept bargaining committee said, “We’re excited that this contract will push the bar forward for other shops, in particular, emphasizing pay equity and new mental health benefits that acknowledge the crisis for workers in the news industry. This contract shows that with solidarity and determination, we can win substantial gains for dignity and respect in the workplace. To all workers in bargaining, stay strong and you can win. To all workers without a union, organize!”
The three-year collective bargaining agreement provides many significant gains, including salary minimums increases of at least $10,000 to all job tiers, 3-month paid professional leave, 5 months paid parental leave, and pay equity salary adjustments as high as $11,200, with commitments to do an annual review to continue to address pay equity. Read more here.