The staff writers, designers, video producers, members of the social media and events teams of The Hill and The Hill TV voted 45-18 to join WBNG in voting that was tabulated Wednesday.
“I’m excited. It hasn’t sunk in yet,” technology reporter Chris Rodrigo said. “It was a long process that began in April of last year. It was a lot of getting in touch with people, finding out their concerns, and talking with them about how a union can help with those concerns.”
Workers want to increase diversity in the newsroom and improve benefits to keep people at The Hill. “We’re excited to start bargaining,” Rodrigo said. “We hope The Hill accepts our victory and begins to negotiate in good faith.”