BuzzFeed News Union members stage walkout as shareholders vote to take the company public

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Roughly 60 union workers at BuzzFeed News walked off the job Thursday, the same day shareholders voted on whether to take the company public.

The walkout comes after nearly two years of negotiations for a first contract. The BuzzFeed News Union is calling for higher wages, better health care, fewer restrictions on creative work done outside of the job and an end to disciplinary measures for employees who don’t meet traffic metrics.

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