As we reported last month, the Writers Guild of America East is looking to organize Hearst, one of the largest media companies in the country. But they may have hit a roadblock. Shortly after WGA-East’s petition to organize was filed, another organization claiming to already represent Hearst employees came out of the woodwork and filed an intervention.
The Hearst International Employees Association is the union claiming to be the representative body for company employees for the last 75 years. The NLRB is looking into it.
Meanwhile, some staffers at NBC really do not want a union — so much so that they’ve independently created websites and social media pages to get their message out.