Condé Nast union threatens to make a scene at Anna Wintour’s Met Gala Monday

Members of the Condé Nast union are threatening to create a scene at Monday’s Met Gala — the marquee occasion organized by the corporate’s grande dame Anna Wintour.

“Meet us at the table, or we’ll meet you at the Met,” a post by the Condé Union warned via X Saturday night time, referring to stalled contract negotiations.

It’s unclear what motion Condé’s media employees plan to take come Monday, whether or not it’s picketing outdoors the occasion – like they had been seen doing Sunday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art – or extra disruptive motion like a work stoppage or a strike.

Messages left with Condé Union and NewsGuild of New York weren’t instantly returned.

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Members of the Condé Nast union threatened to take motion forward of Monday’s Met Gala if their administration refuses to meet them for a contract. Conde United/GoFundMe

However, a supply informed The Post that the union is “continuing talks” on Sunday. Members additionally mentioned they’re vowing to do “whatever it takes” to get a contract for workers of the shiny journal writer.

“Fashion’s Biggest Night” will get intensive wall-to-wall protection yearly, however no person goes larger than Condé titles like Vogue and Vanity Fair, which showcase unique entry to the A-listers contained in the occasion.

Last week, members of the guild made a video telling administration that a large majority has pledged to do no matter it takes to safe their contract forward of the annual occasion, which depends closely on their work to succeed.

“Management apparently thinks it’s acceptable to threaten us with more job losses and waste our time at the bargaining table,” Alma Avalle, a author and producer for Bon Appétit, told the AFL-CIO — the umbrella labor org over the Condéunion.

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The union warned its employer on X that in the event that they fail to meet them for a contract, they might meet them at the Met. @condeunion / X

Security at the occasion – which is attended by a number of the greatest stars on the planet, together with Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Gisele Bündchen – is notoriously tight, and it’s unlikely that picketers would even have a probability to get shut to the visitors.

The union, which represents Allure, Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler Epicurious, Glamour, GQ, Self, Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Them and extra, has been bargaining for its first contract now for 2 years with no success.

Negotiations have grown tense and have stalled for months now ever since Condé Nast introduced plans to lay off 5% of its workforce, together with 17% of the union’s members, in November 2023.

The union, whose slogan was “Prestige doesn’t pay the bills” when it fashioned, is demanding higher pay and higher healthcare advantages — together with the growth of gender-affirming care protection for transgender staffers.

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Union members threatened to take motion on Monday if their contract was not met. Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

This 12 months’s Met Gala is co-chaired by Wintour, Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Hemsworth and Bad Bunny and can have fun an exhibition crafted by the Costume Institute’s chief curator, Andrew Bolton, with the theme “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion.”

The union’s put up on Saturday left many questioning whether or not a picket line outdoors the occasion would trigger discomfort for a number of the occasion’s liberal visitor listing.

“Actors crossing this picket line after the SAG strike would be horrid,” one X person wrote.

“The Condé union, who have been waiting for a contract forever, are about to strike during the met gala. after all the sag and wga strikes, I’m not sure the world is ready for what this is gonna look like. which celebs will cross the picket line?” journalist David Mack added.

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The annual occasion is held the primary Monday of each May. Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

The union wrote through X on Sunday that members had been outdoors The Met supporting the Fashion Workers Act, which might set up labor protections for fashions and trade employees.

“Without these workers, there would be no fashion. We understand this basic principle because, without us, there would be no Condé Nast,” the union wrote in a assertion with the News Guild.

Condé Nast didn’t return The Post’s request for remark Sunday.

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