Yesterday, Gawker Media announced that we will be holding an election next week to vote on whether our editorial staffers want to form a union. The purpose of this post is to allow our writers to discuss how they’re voting, and why.

The vote next week is to decide whether we want to agree to collectively bargain as a group, and join the Writers Guild of America, East. (It is not a vote for a specific contract—that would come later.) All Gawker Media editorial employees are invited to share their thoughts on the upcoming vote in the comment section below. We like to do these things out in the open.

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