What We’re Up To
The Parcast staff union with the WGA East was voluntarily recognized by management on October 26, 2020. Read more about it here.
Why We’re Organizing
Parcast believes in podcasting — as a tool to educate, communicate, inspire, and entertain.
We are proud to have joined Spotify and done our part in building the #1 podcasting platform in the world. Today, Parcast shows have surpassed 500 million downloads, have been translated into six languages, and are enjoyed in 40+ countries worldwide.
In four years, we’ve launched 44 shows, produced an unprecedented 2000+ hours of original, scripted content, and we continue to record 30+ hours of brand new material each and every week.
We, the writers, researchers, fact-checkers, hosts, and producers of Parcast, look to the future with optimism and excitement. But to ensure a workplace that remains dedicated to Spotify’s core values — collaboration, innovation, passion, playfulness, and sincerity — we have chosen to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East.
Through collective bargaining, we hope to achieve growth in the following areas:
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:
A sincere commitment to creating a workplace as diverse and inclusive as the stories we tell.
Workload & Overtime:
A reasonable workload that leaves time for playfulness and innovation.
Transparency & Compensation:
Clear job descriptions, equitable compensation, transparent salary bands, and collaborative decision-making.
Creativity & Intellectual Property:
An environment where the ideas and voices of our passionate creators are valued and respected.
We ask that Spotify recognize our union so that we might begin negotiating a contract. We have 92% participation among our departments and are prepared to elect a bargaining team.
From a single-room office in Woodland Hills to six recording studios in DTLA, telling stories to millions of people around the world, we know that anything is possible together.
The Parcast Union