Gimlet and Ringer unions detail their first historic contracts with Spotify – Ashley Carman

Illustration by William Joel / The Verge

Gimlet Media and The Ringer agreed on a three-year union employment contract with Spotify, marking a historic moment for both the tech giant and the podcasting industry. The contracts cover diversity at the company, salary bases, annual raises, and titles. It’s a big step — not just for unionization in podcasting, but also for the tech industry overall, which has been slow to take up unionization and faced union-busting tactics when they do.

The Writers Guild of America, East, which represents Gimlet and The Ringer, publicized the contract details today. (Disclosure: Vox Media’s editorial staff, which includes The Verge, is also unionized with WGAE.)

Salary minimums begin at $57,000 plus overtime for The Ringer staff and $73,000 for…

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