As digital media and the number of journalists and other media workers employed online grow, so do the concerns about low wages, highly pressured working conditions and summary firings.
In order to protect this emerging generation of media workers, and the craft of journalism, we have to find ways to force companies to ensure these workers continue to have the protections necessary to do critical stories, and are paid fairly. If we don’t, we risk a future where the profession is marginalized and the work diminished.
This is one of the reasons the CMG works to attract and represent digital workers in non-union workplaces (commonly referred to as Organizing).
Please read Nicole Cohen’s piece published at nowtoronto.com:
What a union drive at Vice Canada means for the future of journalism
National President, CMG