Gawker Media editorial employees vote to unionize

Gawker Media editorial employees voted overwhelmingly to unionize Wednesday, making the company the first major online-only media outlet to organize. Employees voted 80 to 27 in favor of joining the Writers Guild of America, East. Gawker Media includes properties such as Gawker, Deadspin and Jezebel, all of which command a younger readership compared with print media. “While I’m thrilled to know the American labor movement is alive and well, I never thought Gawker would be the test case to prove that," said Gawker Media Founder and Chief Executive Nick Denton. "There’s no reason that so many U.S. workplaces are contentious and I'm very pleased Gawker is...