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‘It feels cold and heartless’: Hundreds of California freelancers have been fired before the holidays over a state law meant to help Uber and Lyft drivers

A new California state law meant to restrict the gig economy has caused companies like Vox Media to cut jobs for freelancers directly before the holidays. Business Insider spoke with eight freelancers who said they lost their jobs or were otherwise affected by the new law. Some freelancers, particularly ones […]
‘It feels cold and heartless’: Hundreds of California freelancers have been fired before the holidays over a state law meant to help Uber and Lyft drivers
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‘It puts us into a different class of media companies’: Vox Media talks up the benefits of its New York magazine acquisition, including new advertisers and a $10 million-plus e-commerce business

Vox Media agreed to acquire New York Media in what they said would create a strong media company. New York Media lost money most of the past 15 years and has considered cutting its eponymous magazine’s frequency to monthly, two knowledgeable sources said. But New York’s e-commerce site, The Strategist, […]
‘It puts us into a different class of media companies’: Vox Media talks up the benefits of its New York magazine acquisition, including new advertisers and a $10 million-plus e-commerce business
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What you need to know in advertising today

Dear reader: In the new year, Advertising Insider will turn into a weekly newsletter that will take the product up a notch, with original coverage, analysis, stats, and links to the most important stories you should be reading from around the web. Today is the last day this daily newsletter […]
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Vox Media voluntarily recognises employee editorial union

Vox Media now officially recognises its editorial union. Vox joins several other digital media companies that have unionized over the past several years. Vox Media management has voluntarily recognised the legitimacy of its employee union. After almost two months of meetings with representatives from the Writers Guild of America East, […]
Vox Media voluntarily recognises employee editorial union
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Vox employees are going on a ‘Slack Strike’ to push for a union

Vox Media appears close to unionizing, though one sticking point appears to be whether some editors can be included in an editorial union. Union organisers are planning a “Slack strike,” where they will sign off of the messaging platform Slack to show the number of pro-union supporters. Vox Media employees […]
Vox employees are going on a ‘Slack Strike’ to push for a union