Here’s how tech is taking over the news media – Yahoo Tech

Here’s how tech is taking over the news media – Yahoo Tech


SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: Entrepreneur Marc Andreessen speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 at Pier 48 on September 13, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

Entrepreneur Marc Andreessen speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 at Pier 48 on September 13, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

Last week workers at a San Francisco-based company announced they were forming a union.

“We are organizing because it is more important than ever that companies are equitable and supportive of their employees… [Our company] must support and protect its workforce and create the best environment possible in these turbulent times.”

While this sounds like it could be about a meatpacking plant or plastics factory, the company in question is Medium, a digital media publishing platform created by Twitter (TWTR) co-founder Evan Williams. (You can read the entire statement here.)

That employees at Medium feel the need to join the Communications Workers of America (CWA)—a 100-year-old union best known for repping workers at AT&T and (Yahoo parent company) Verizon—perhaps speaks to a failure by Medium management. Which would be ironic since a number of years ago the company instituted a “Holacracy” model, which it touted as “a radical new theory of corporate structure, a completely management-free environment,” and “by
Source…

Tech Innovation Science

Next Post

Twenty-Six Words Created the Internet. What Will It Take to Save It? - County 17

Sat Feb 20 , 2021
Twenty-Six Words Created the Internet. What Will It Take to Save It? - County 17