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Image Speaks Out Regarding Unionization Leaving it to a Vote

Kicking off November, Image Comics staff announced they were taking steps to unionized forming Comic Book Workers United. The group listed out nine goals of the organizing effort, most involving internal transparency and better process within the publisher. Image Comics had an option, recognize the union effort without any pushback or leave it to a vote. With a statement today, Image has made it clear they’re leaving it to a vote.

As you can read above, Image has said that the petition by the Image Staff and Communications Workers of America (CWA) is being reviewed by the National Labor Relations Board. The Image staff would then be able to vote to determine if they will unionize once the NLRB determines when the vote will be held, where it will take place, and who can vote.

Image also said they think the effort will have a “positive long-term benefit” for the publisher, but are still leaving it up to the staff to vote instead of recognizing the union without one.

This is in contrast to Paizo Publishing whose own staff also unionized and instead of leaving it to a vote, Paizo recognized it.

This is an ever evolving story and we’ll bring the latest news regarding it.

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