Employees agreed by BuzzFeed News to establish an unity to tackle the organizers called "inappropriate lesions of pay, disadvantages and disadvantaged mountains, weak benefits, health insurance costs, diversity and more", and the company said that it is open to voluntary recognition.
The union's announcement on Tuesday was just over two weeks after 15% of the labor force, or more than 200 employees, was cut on BuzzFeed – the news department reduces the bureau in Los Angeles, San Francisco , Washington, DC, and New York.
"We look forward to meeting with the organizers to discuss a way to voluntarily identify their union," said Ben Smith, chief executive of BuzzFeed News.
organized by NewsGuild of New York. The organizational effort is made back to 201
Dominic Holden, a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and a member of the organizing committee, said that they were well employed in their way to agree before the latest round of layoffs. He said, however, that recent cuts "have clearly reduced the need for a contract that protects workers during severe transit periods."
Jonah Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed publicly said in the past, he does not think that the
union of Peretti has recently agreed – following a meeting with the BuzzFeed News Team Council, an internal group made up of , representatives in the newsroom across the United States – to compensate for discontinued employees of unused holidays and comp days despite legally illegally required to do so in some states, especially in New York.
BuzzFeed News is one of the most recent news chambers to agree following the pressures of the projects that have implemented many media sites. HuffPost consolidated a contract with its employee-related news in 2017, covering more than 200 employees. And last year, Los Angeles Times employees were voted to establish a union after corporate shock years and deep clips in the newsroom.