Here’s how tech is taking over the news media – Yahoo Tech


SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (C) and Andreesen Horowitz partner Marc Andreesen (L) speak with Alan Murray of Fortune Magazing during the Fortune Global Forum on November 3, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Business leaders are attending the Fortune Global Forum that runs through November 4. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – NOVEMBER 03: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (C) and Andreesen Horowitz partner Marc Andreesen (L) speak with Alan Murray of Fortune Magazing during the Fortune Global Forum on November 3, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Business leaders are attending the Fortune Global Forum that runs through November 4. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Last week workers at a San Francisco-based company announced they were forming a union.

“We are organizing because it is more important than ever that companies are equitable and supportive of their employees… [Our company] must support and protect its workforce and create the best environment possible in these turbulent times.”

While this sounds like it could be about a meatpacking plant or plastics factory, the company in question is Medium, a digital media publishing platform created by Twitter (TWTR) co-founder Evan Williams. (You can read the entire statement here.)

That employees at Medium feel the need to join the Communications Workers of America (CWA)—a 100-year-old union best known for repping workers at AT&T and (Yahoo parent company) Verizon—perhaps
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