- Health, Advocacy
Viacom blinks: permalancers regain health care
Through coordinated action, the permalancers at MTV Networks have won concessions from corporate parent Viacom. (Gawker once again has all the news.) A huge victory for these workers, other than the ability to keep their health insurance, is that Viacom has recognized them and their needs. When the company makes decisions in the future, it will have to take the freelancers at MTV Networks into account.