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‘House of Cards’ and ‘The Wire’ Creators Urge Union Deal at Vox

  • Media company has been expanding into TV and film production
  • Screenwriters are waging their own battle with talent agencies
David Simon, creator of "The Wire"

David Simon, creator of "The Wire"

Photographer: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Hundreds of TV and film writers, including showrunners of “The Wire” and “House of Cards,” called out Vox Media Tuesday for not completing a contract with editorial staff who unionized more than a year ago.

Staff at Vox’s websites went public with their organizing campaign in November 2017, and the company agreed two months later to recognize the union. After 14 months of negotiations, employees are trying to hike the pressure on management to reach a collective bargaining agreement.