You may have noticed Pitchfork was quiet for a few hours this morning. That wasn't an accident; staff at the site participated in a work-stoppage today to protest "a blatant act of union-busting by Condé Nast and Pitchfork management." They explain the action in a letter posted to the union's Twitter:

UPDATE: Condé Nast replied with a response:

The work-stoppage follows widely-reported claims of long-running workplace racism throughout Pitchfork's owner Condé Nast, which has so far led to Bon Appetit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport resigning along with the magazine's Lifestyle video chief and an apology by Vogue's Anna Wintour, among other things.

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