Fortune Magazine’s online staff is officially unionizing. Yesterday, the digital team voted to join the print staff’s already established union. The organization Tweeted the news earlier today.
Yesterday, an overwhelming majority of the digital staff @FortuneMagazine voted to become part of the existing union with our print colleagues. We are so excited to be rid of the artificial print-digital divide in our newsroom and to work toward a better future at Fortune! pic.twitter.com/li87CkBTPJ
— Fortune Union (@Fortune_Union) May 22, 2019
The past two years have been turbulent for Fortune. Meredith acquired the title when it purchased Time Inc. over a year ago. In November 2018, it sold Fortune to Chatchaval Jiaravanon, a Thai businessman, for $150 million.
The staff of Fortune is the latest in a series of unionizations in the media world. In the past few months, the staff of Refinery29, Vice, New York Magazine, and Pitchfork have all organized unions. Meanwhile the staff of BuzzFeed News has been attempting to form one, but has had trouble negotiating with management.