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The Labor Movement Comes to Virtual Reality: Unionizing Digital Media

The Labor Movement Comes to Virtual Reality: Unionizing Digital Media Members of Writers Guild of America, East show solidarity with fellow union members at Vice, July 2018. Writers Guild of America, East 838825 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796019838825New Labor ForumJaffe research-article2019 New Labor Forum 2019, Vol. 28(2) 36 –43 The Labor Movement Comes Copyright © 2019, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: to Virtual Reality: Unionizing sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796019838825 DOI: 10.1177/1095796019838825 Digital Media journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Sarah Jaffe Keywords collective bargaining, contingent workers, labor, trade unions, media Kim Kelly’s first “real” job—outside of dish- union drives have been sparked by internal washing, retail sales, and touring with metal issues at each publication, but they have also bands as a merchandise person—was at Vice fed off one another, creating industry-wide Media. Even that started out, she says, as “per- momentum that has not slowed with layoffs and malance” rather than full time. Her coworkers even shop closures and has been a spot of rare reached out to her about their union drive even good news for the labor movement as a whole. before she had become a full-time employee Unions, thanks to the young writers at these and says, she was immediately on board. Two outlets, have become cool again. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

The Labor Movement Comes to Virtual Reality: Unionizing Digital Media

New Labor Forum , Volume 28 (2): 8 – May 1, 2019

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© 2019, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
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Members of Writers Guild of America, East show solidarity with fellow union members at Vice, July 2018. Writers Guild of America, East 838825 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796019838825New Labor ForumJaffe research-article2019 New Labor Forum 2019, Vol. 28(2) 36 –43 The Labor Movement Comes Copyright © 2019, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: to Virtual Reality: Unionizing sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796019838825 DOI: 10.1177/1095796019838825 Digital Media journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Sarah Jaffe Keywords collective bargaining, contingent workers, labor, trade unions, media Kim Kelly’s first “real” job—outside of dish- union drives have been sparked by internal washing, retail sales, and touring with metal issues at each publication, but they have also bands as a merchandise person—was at Vice fed off one another, creating industry-wide Media. Even that started out, she says, as “per- momentum that has not slowed with layoffs and malance” rather than full time. Her coworkers even shop closures and has been a spot of rare reached out to her about their union drive even good news for the labor movement as a whole. before she had become a full-time employee Unions, thanks to the young writers at these and says, she was immediately on board. Two outlets, have become cool again.

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New Labor ForumSAGE

Published: May 1, 2019

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