Nov 17, 2023 | News Story

Writers Guild of America East Wins Voluntary Recognition at Pushkin Industries

Management at Pushkin Industries, the popular podcast production company co-founded by Jacob Weisberg and Malcolm Gladwell, has voluntarily recognized the Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) as the collective bargaining representatives of the staff’s producers, editors, and engineers.

A card-check conducted by an independent third-party confirmed that a majority of the bargaining unit signed cards in favor of the union. The union aims to begin negotiations with Pushkin Industries as soon as possible. Pushkin Industries produces hit podcasts like “Revisionist History,” “The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos,” “Broken Record,” “Against the Rules with Michael Lewis,” and “What’s Your Problem?” among other series.

“We welcome the creative team at Pushkin Industries to the Writers Guild of America East,” said Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, President of the WGAE. “The Guild is committed to building worker power in the growing podcasting industry. We look forward to securing workplace protections and benefits for our members at Pushkin Industries.” Read more here.