On January 4, 2022, the workers of Outside magazine announced their decision to unionize. They cite salaries below market standards, an unclear path for advancement, and lack of progress on diversity, equity, and inclusion goals as some of their reasons for organizing.
Management of Outside Inc., Outside’s parent company, met with union members on the next day and declined to voluntarily recognize their union. Workers have since filed for an election with the National Labor Relations Board and are confident they will see their union certified.
Workers are now asking supporters for social media posts tagging the Outside Union (@outsidemagunion) and demanding CEO Robin Thurston (@RobinJThurston) and VP Jon Dorn (@JonDorn) to voluntarily recognize their union.
The IWW Freelance Journalist Union is committed to building worldwide working-class solidarity and fully supports the workers of Outside in their struggle to build the power they deserve.