A controversial union election which determines the fate of the future organization of the editorial staff ended Tuesday evening. The results of the Writers Guild of America, East Council election favored candidates who endorsed the future organization of and support for the digital media industry, prompting media workers digital to rejoice. [T] here no better feeling than working successfully with your colleagues towards a common goal, Alison Herman, editor of the sports and cultural site The Ringer, tweeted . I learned this from my own workplace, learned this from this campaign, and I hope the wgae will keep this in mind as we look to the future. Who can join a writers union? The fight is on The Ringer is one of more than 20 digital media outlets that have organized themselves in recent years with the WGAE to ensure better social benefits and protections At work. The WGAE, which was founded in 1954 and has a sister unit in the West, initially focused its efforts on traditional screenwriters.els of television and cinema. During his strike 2007-2008 , the WGAE had about 4,000 members. That number has grown to over 6,000, largely thanks to the union that organizes digital media workers. But in J July, the previous WGAE council voted to put the organization digital paused to evaluate other options. Members of the Inclusion and Election Experience ticket wanted to reconsider the future organization of digital media companies and potentially turn these workers into a separate union. The election sparked heated debate on Twitter. Herman from The Ringer, for example, tweeted with writer David Simon, member of the Inclusion and Experience ticket, to propos from its position. Simon posted a long blog post last month on the election and a 22-tweet-long thread on Tuesday. Read more The Inclusion and Experience ticket included the president, vice-president and secretary-treasurer, all of whom were unopposed and elected on Tuesday. Simon was re-elected to the board. But also on Tuesday, the seven members of Solidarity Slate - the opposite ticket that supported the continued organization of digital media shops - were elected to the WGAE board. Votes were cast by 30.09% of eligible voters, according to the press release . Now it will be up to the new board to discuss the future of the new organization.anization. Michael Winship, the newly elected president, said: It was perhaps the most difficult and fiercely contested campaign in the history of the Eastern Guild, but now we can put that beyond us and us. coming together as a guild and as a board in committing to finding solutions that will be in the best interests of all of our members. Hamilton Nolan, a Solidarity Slate member and union reporter for In These Times, expressed a similar sentiment in a tweet on Tuesday. One thing about unions is that even if you don't agree with people , you are still in the same union, Nolan tweeted . It doesn't matter who someone votes for, there are no enemies in a union. We will all become stronger together.