Writers and producers at Spotify-owned Gimlet Media and The Ringer represented by WGA East have ratified their first collective bargaining agreements, making them among the first podcast workers to unionize with the guild.
WGA East negotiated both three-year agreements concurrently. The contracts were unanimously ratified by Gimlet’s 48 union members and The Ringer’s 65 union members.
The agreements establish “significant increases” to salary minimums, according to WGA East, as well as a minimum of 2% guaranteed annual pay increases and at least 11 weeks of severance pay for all employees regardless of tenure. The contracts do not, however, give the unionized employees ownership over any of the intellectual property
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