May 13, 2014
WHEN UNIONIZATION IS THE ENEMY OF DIVERSITY:
The stagnation of the industry also means there are few opportunities to increase diversity. “The staff here is unionized, which means there is little job turnover,” says Richard Kim, executive editor at The Nation, who is Asian American and gay. “We only get to make a hire every four or five years.” Among the progressive publications I examined, The Nation scored the lowest, with slightly over 4 percent of its staff hailing from ethnic minority groups.
So, if we value diversity we should oppose unionization, then.