Oct 7, 2022 | News Story

Pineapple Street Studios Workers Unionize with the WGAE

The writers, producers, editors, engineers, and other storytellers at Pineapple Street Studios, the popular podcast network owned by Audacy and based in Brooklyn, have unionized with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). Of the 40-member bargaining unit, 98% signed union cards and called on management to voluntarily recognize the union without delay or division.

Pineapple Street Studios produces hit podcasts like “Will Be Wild,” “The Catch and Kill Podcast with Ronan Farrow,” “And Just Like That… The Writers Room,” “Missing Richard Simmons,” “Stay Tuned with Preet,” “Wind of Change,” “Behind the Scenes: Stranger Things,” and “Still Processing.”

In a “Why We’re Organizing” letter to management, the Pineapple Street Union wrote: "The last two years have brought into sharp focus the urgent need for a fairer and more equitable workplace. The efforts of Pineapple’s Reorganization Committee, Equity Team, and many of our colleagues have led to progress on issues of race, privilege, and inequity, but there have been no guarantees that their suggestions will be consistently implemented. Through collective bargaining we can ensure that the needs of our most vulnerable coworkers come first." Read more here!