HuffPost began organizing with the Writers Guild of America, East, in October 2015. We ratified our first contract in January 2017 and became the largest digital news site to collectively organize. We secured editorial independence protections, a diversity committee, comp time, severance, annual 3% raises and salary minimums that resulted in immediate raises of more than $10,000 for some staffers. Our second contract, ratified earlier this year, built on our initial gains: We secured the Rooney Rule, a $35,000 budget for our diversity committee, a successor clause, more transparency around promotions, additional comp time for unit members who work irregular hours, and greater salary minimums. Organizing has brought us closer together as colleagues and showed us the power we have when we stand together and fight for what’s right.