Employees of manga publisher Seven Seas are forming a union

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Goals include better pay, support, and protections for freelancer who can't join the union because they're freelancers


Seven Seas has since hired a union busting firm because of course they have. That said, the union is not asking for a boycott at this time

Seven Seas is going to force a union vote instead of recognizing the union, despite the fact that most employees already have a union card. Gonna have months of bad press for nothing
 
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Would suck if this caused the discontinuation of some manga I'm following, but Seven Seas has some dodgey translations and the workers deserve a good working environment and I've heard some horror stories of how bad translation departments are treated.
 
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We'll sail across the Seven Seas,
We'll sail the Spanish Main.
We'll sail to every distant shore,
And we'll sail back again.

We...

Oh, wait, wrong IP.
 

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Would suck if this caused the discontinuation of some manga I'm following, but Seven Seas has some dodgey translations and the workers deserve a good working environment and I've heard some horror stories of how bad translation departments are treated.
Technically speaking, Seaven Seas doesn't *have* a translation department, it's all freelancers. Like, I don't even know if they have in house editors, and even if they did they've only got like 40 employees.

Looking at Seven Seas output, that's crazy
 
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SS has done some shoddy work in the past but also has released some really risky material too so I am happy for anything good that comes their way. They deserve it. I read raws now because I am more and more unable to stand localization but back in the day they were one of my main manga providers alongside tokyopop. Remember tokyopop? Those were some fun days lol.