Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Condé Nast Union Overwhelmingly Ratifies First Contract

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our Service & Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

After over a year and a half of negotiations, Condé Nast workers ratified their first labor contract, voting 97% to approve the three-year deal. The agreement averted a strike from the workers, members of The NewsGuild-CWA, ahead of the Met Gala. The contract boosts wages by $3.6 million, converts company permalancers into full-time staff members,  provides two additional weeks of paid parental leave to union members, institutes just cause when management fires or disciplines a worker, ensures compensatory time when union members work over 40 hours in one week, includes both biological and chosen family in the bargaining unit’s bereavement policy and includes some hybrid work protections.

“Our pledge to take any action necessary to get our contract, including walking off the job ahead of the Met Gala, is what got us this contract, along with the tireless work of our bargaining team,” said Bon Appétit culinary producer Mallary Santucci. “Beginning today, the contract’s protections will have a profound impact on the lives of all of our members.”