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Hi, I'm Max. I live in and do at PCMag where I cover , , and . I also write reviews of and professionally complain about . I'm the Unit Chair of the ZDCG and moonlight as a organizer. If you want to learn about how to unionize your workplace, plz DM me. I play badly and think about literature. I'm spending too much money on .

Twitter is bad but this is important: my colleagues and I need a contract with strong Just Cause language. With it, the author of this statement wouldn't have to fear retaliation.

This is what solidarity looks like! Standing out in Union Square to support my friends at the GMG Union. Deadspin was gutted this week, and it won't be the end. Let 'em know you're watching.


G/O Media—the current owners of Gizmodo, Deadspin, and others—are retaliating hard against their own employees. Let 'em know you're watching.
✊ Union Strong.


"When Gawker was murdered in a terrifying blow to freedom of the press, a shocking number of other journalists said the site deserved it [...] They don’t say that Gawker unionizing made conditions better across the industry."

I'll say it: My industry owes a huge debt to the folks at Gawker and related sites for its trailblazing organizing. We all talked about it. We all waited to see what would happen. We all learned, and some of us followed.

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"A metastasizing swath of media is controlled by private-equity vultures and capricious billionaires and other people who genuinely believe that they are rich because they are smart and that they are smart because they are rich, and that anyone less rich is by definition less smart. They know what they know, and they don’t need to know anything else."

This hurts, but it's no less real.

If you're interested in organizing your workplace—and especially if you work in digital media—hit me up.

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