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Why The New Yorker’s Stars Didn’t Join Its Union


Neither effort has gained traction.Many of the writers, it seemed, valued their independent contractor status. Some, led by Tad Friend and Jia Tolentino, used the threat of a union — and the suggestion that Condé Nast had illegally classified many of them as contractors, which the company disputes — to set up a process by which some writers could become employees with health benefits. A deal was finalized late last month.Daily Business BriefingUpdated June 14, 2021, 11:32 a.m. ETAnd that has left the most prominent writers mainly watching from the sidelines in recent weeks as a bitter labor dispute has consumed their …

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