Out of love for progressive values and from a desire to practice them, the NowThis editorial staff has chosen to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East. We appreciate Group Nine Media voluntarily recognizing the union.
We organized not out of anger, but out of love. We cherish what NowThis stands for — truth, tolerance, audacity, fearlessness, compassion, inclusivity, empathy — and are committed to enshrining those values in a contract. Every member of the NowThis Family wants to make sure we continue to be one of the top sources of digital video programming in the country. And we know we can only make that happen by unionizing.
This list of priorities is by no means exhaustive or permanent. We intend this union to be a democratic space of self-advocacy for all current and future NowThis employees, who will work with leadership to create a workplace that is fair for all. We hope management will receive this next step in our company’s illustrious narrative with open minds and an understanding that progress is only possible through a truly collaborative process. 85% of us have signed union cards. We look forward to creating a more inclusive, harmonious newsroom together.