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Slate's Newly Unionized Writers and Editors Give OK to Strike

  • Outlet’s editorial staff authorize walkout by 52 to 1 vote
  • Company’s "right-to-work" stance riles its employees
Slate.com on Dec. 11, 2018. 

Slate.com on Dec. 11, 2018. 

Source: Slate.com

Writers and editors at Slate have voted nearly unanimously to green-light a strike, escalating tensions between the digital publication and its newly unionized employees.

Slate’s editorial employees authorized the potential strike by a vote of 52 to 1, according to a spokesman for the Writers Guild of America – East, and are now weighing when they may walk off the job. Along with stronger diversity policies and cost of living increases, the union wants the company to back off its insistence on making union fees optional, the kind of “right-to-work” policy loathed by liberals and organized labor.