Skyhorse Fails to Unionize

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyAn attempt to unionize employees at Skyhorse Publish­ing failed, with 18 workers voting to join the United Auto Workers Local 2110, and 28 vot­ing against. Twenty-three more votes were submitted but deemed ineligible. The drive to unionize has been ongoing for months, with co­pyeditor Terry Buck leading the effort in hopes that joining the union would improve employee compensation and offer better job security. Sky­horse president Tony Lyons said, “Skyhorse Publishing is pleased that our employees have decided against representation by a union. We look forward to continuing our mission of pro­viding readers with the highest quality books we can find.” The Skyhorse Publishing Workers Union, created to organize the effort, says they may hold another vote in the future, and that the attempt to unionize influenced management anyway: “The good news is the union effort has achieved several of the changes employees wanted to see.”

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