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Vox Media Furlough Fund

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On May 1, more than 100 Vox Media employees will be furloughed without pay for three months. The Vox Media Union fought hard to mitigate the impact of these decisions on members of our unit, and now, we want to help close some of the financial gaps for our colleagues who have lost their pay. 

This GoFundMe was created by Vox Media workers, both in and out of the Vox Media Union, who wanted to support colleagues in and outside of the union impacted by these furloughs. All funds collected will be distributed in equal amounts to all furloughed employees and permalancers who opt in to receive funds. 

Since the Vox Media Union was established in 2017, we’ve all seen the benefits of our solidarity that go far beyond sitting across from management at the bargaining table. In these chaotic times, being organized means that we can come together for our comrades that have been impacted by the company’s decisions in a more direct way. Collectively, we can help ease the financial burden that these furloughs will have on our colleagues. 

The organizers of this fund will be reaching out to furloughed individuals with more information. If you’re an impacted Vox Media employee or permalancer and you haven’t been contacted by May 1, please email Russell Brandom ([email redacted]) to let us know.

With these funds, we hope we can help our colleagues pay rent, and maybe relax a little bit while they’re furloughed. Please make your donations by MAY 15, so that we can get this cash to the folks who need it as soon as possible. All donations will be going to Vox Media furloughed employees and permalancers who opt into this fund by May 15th. This fund is being overseen by a committee of people including Andrew Losowsky, Ashok Selvam, Amy McCarthy, Jaya Saxena, and Mariya Abdulkaf.  Ashok Selvam has created a bank account in order to withdraw these funds and distribute them to furloughed folks. 

Solidarity forever,

The Vox Media Union & friends

If you'd like to donate to employees and freelancers from New York Media, please visit this page .


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Vox Media Furlough Fund
Brooklyn, NY
Ashok Selvam
Jaya Saxena
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Mariya Abdulkaf
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