NBC News digital employees gives thumbs up to union

About 150 employees of NBC News’ digital division have voted to form a union.

  • After a 90-40 vote, the results show that the majority are in favor of unionizing under NewsGuild.
  • NewsGuild also represents editorial employees at BuzzFeed News, The Daily Beast and The New York Times.
  • The union will mostly cover editorial focused employees who work on NBCNews.com, Today.com, “Stay Tuned,” MSNBC.com and the online streaming network NBC News Now.
  • With the vote complete, the union and NBC management will need to negotiate a contract.
  • The union will not represent other NBC News employees, such as both editorial staffers who only work on broadcast and cable shows.
  • Many of the network’s production staff are under a separate union.
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