Without a union in place, our employer has the legal right to change the conditions under which we work at any time, unilaterally. Forming a union is the only way to establish a legally binding contract that spells out our working conditions for all to see, and to which the company must adhere. With a union, we’ll have legal protections for our existing benefits and have the ability to work collectively with our colleagues to improve our working conditions. We have more leverage together than we do as individuals.
Wirecutter is a dream job for many of us, and we’re unionizing to protect our editorial integrity, our families’ security, and the trust of the readers we serve. We love Wirecutter, and are committed to working with management to make it the best place to work.