February 2, 2015
Reprinted from aflcio.org
The long hours, the paywalls, and the turnover may have proven enough for Politico staffers to start organizing. That and having Mike Elk on board, a labor reporter and believer in unions who is leading the current charge to get representation at the news outlet.
As the Washington Free Beacon reports, there has not been open pushback from management and there seems to be interest among the staff. The Beacon also noted that Politico lost over 40 staff in 2014, and five more already this month. Organizers believe the effort could take six months to a year.