May 3, 2024 | News Story

Condé Union Members Ready to Walk Off the Job After Months of Disrespectful Actions by Management at the Bargaining Table

Unionized staff at Condé Nast brands such as Vanity Fair, GQ, Glamour, Bon Appétit and more have pledged to walk off the job after months of contentious bargaining on their first contract as well as on management’s proposed layoffs – and with the Met Gala only days away.

“Management apparently thinks it’s acceptable to threaten us with more job losses and waste our time at the bargaining table,” said Alma Avalle, a writer and producer for Bon Appétit. “We are ready to do whatever it takes to get our contract and protect jobs. It’s up to management to decide what happens next.”  

As a kick off to a week of union actions, Guild members delivered a video announcement to management at the bargaining table letting management know that an overwhelming majority of members have pledged to do whatever it takes.

Condé Union – which represents workers at brands such as Allure, Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, Epicurious, Glamour, GQ, Self, Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Them, and Condé Nast Entertainment – has been bargaining its first contract since certification in September 2022. The union is part of the NewsGuild of New York, the labor union representing nearly 6,000 media workers. Read more here and in The Wrap.