STATEMENT FROM SI UNION: ‘Minute Media, We're Ready to Work’

Unionized journalists represented by The NewsGuild of New York have the support of the nation’s top professional athletes


NEW YORK – With today’s news that Minute Media will be taking over as publisher of Sports Illustrated, SI’s unionized journalists say they welcome the change and look forward to remaining part of the storied brand’s future. 

On March 4, the Sports Illustrated Union put The Arena Group and any other potential publishers on notice that SI could not exist without the union. The same day, the AFL-CIO Sports Council—the umbrella organization for several major professional athletes’ unions—spoke out clearly in support of Sports Illustrated journalists. 

“We have said from the start that our top priorities are to keep Sports Illustrated alive, uphold the legacy of the institution and protect our union jobs. We look forward to discussing a future with Minute Media that does that,” said Emma Baccellieri, staff writer for SI and vice chair for the SI Union. 

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