Bloomberg Law
Feb. 6, 2023, 5:00 PM

Crooked Media Staffers Are Latest Podcasters to Join a Union

Ashley Carman

Staff at Crooked Media, the progressive, independent podcast network behind Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It, have unionized through the Writers Guild of America, East, following similar efforts at other audio companies.

An “overwhelming majority” of the proposed unit’s 55 members support the effort, according to a WGAE spokesperson. The unit would consist of producers, designers, audio engineers, video team members, marketers, politics staff and some operational employees. Under US labor law, companies can recognize and negotiate with a union as soon as a majority of the employees sign up. If the business doesn’t voluntarily recognize them, ...