Today, the Pageant Media Workers’ Guild is filing an unfair labor practice charge against Pageant Media. Our unit, which represents the New York-based editorial and production staff of the company, has faced increasing and illegal challenges from management that has unilaterally assigned National Labor Relations Board-certified unit work outside of our union. As a result, Pageant is violating its obligations to bargain in good faith. 

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, Pageant Media Limited enacted layoffs and business changes impacting six members of our unit. These changes notably impacted our visible unit leadership in the immediate wake of our organizing victory. Three of our members — including our Unit Chair, David Isenberg, and Vice Chair, Luke Tuchscherer — were told their work was no longer needed due to management’s plan to restructure the business. A fourth member was offered a role back in London at half the salary he currently works for in New York.