Insider reporters, the news site formerly known as Business Insider, said on Monday that they had formed a union, which included a wave that has swept digital media companies.
Union representatives said more than 300 editorial activists, a group that includes journalists, editors and video journalists, voted in support.
The insider who changed his name this year, Was founded by Henry Blodget in 2007 as a business-focused publication with an emphasis on co-industry techniques. In recent years, it has expanded its coverage areas.
Digital publishing company Axel Springer based in Berlin paid $ 343 million for the company’s 97 percent stake in 2015 and bought the remaining 3 percent in 2018. Mr. Blodgett served as chief executive. Insiders, who have risen during the epidemic, raised the minimum annual salary for staff members to $ 60,000 in February.
Insider Union is asking the company for voluntary recognition. It is represented by Newsgill of New York, which also represents the editorial staff at the New York Times and other publications.
“I’ve seen how we’ve moved from the start-up energy of a young company to a much larger, much more formal corporation,” said Kim Renfro, who has worked at Insider since 2014. “The Sangh being a natural part of that progress.”
William Antonelli, an editor at Insider, said the union would focus on diversity and inclusion, paying equity and more transparency on the rate of employees of company executives.
Insider Chief Editor Nicholas Carlson said in a statement, “The satisfaction, job security and happiness of our journalists are extremely important to us. Whatever decision our newsroom ultimately makes, we will fully respect it. “
The formation of a union on the inside is part of a broader industry trend, which organizes the efforts of Buzzfeed News, Vice, The New Yorker and Vox Media. Last week, a group of more than 650 technical employees in The Times Formed a union.