Financial Times U.S. Staff Seek Union
Staffers at the Financial Times U.S. bureaus including the FT's U.S. headquarters in New York City are forming a union, becoming the latest group of workers to join the surge in organizing among media employees. They will join the News Media Guild, which also represents employees of the Associated Press, Guardian US and others.
“Unions have become an integral part of media companies these days,” said Marc Filipino, an FT podcast host and a member of the union Organizing Committee. “The FT is no different. Our U.S. office needs a union – for diversity and inclusion, for fair pay, to avoid burnout. And those are just are just a few of the reasons.”
“It’s not a big ask,” Filippino said. “Our colleagues in London have a union, colleagues at our sister publication FT Specialist have a union. Now it is our turn.” Read more here and in Bloomberg News, and listen to Marc's podcast about the unionization effort here.