Submitted by Union Bot on Sun, 03/18/2018 - 23:28
This week has been an amazing week. There have been 2 mentions of us in the media, an article on BR24 and a radio interview on rbb24, both in German but the BR24 article translates well. You can see a complete list of media mentions in the media page.
This week started with Jörg posting a draft letter to YouTube on the Facebook group, before he could finish it YouTube contacted him. This is massive. Most of us thought YouTube would need a big shove to even acknowledge our movement. For them to take the initiative and contact us first is a huge deal. It shows at the very least they take us seriously. Jörg has a meeting with Brandy Clegg, global head of monetization on Tuesday afternoon. While we must remain skeptical, this is a great start and it gets the ball rolling. Jörg has posted a list of questions aimed at Brandy and asked for feedback in the Facebook group, his post is here. I also want to highlight Jörg's post following the announcement of his meeting, as this highlights the fact that the union has no political leaning.
Submitted by Union Bot on Tue, 03/13/2018 - 23:02
A massive step forward has happened. Youtube has contacted Jörg. He has spent the last day or so posting about a letter he is writing to formally introduce our movement to Youtube, they beat him to it and decided to get in touch. You can read his post here. This is a massive step forward. We do need to remember that Youtube recognising us only really represents getting the ball rolling, but it is still a massive step forward.
In other news, There are now several options to sign up to the website using socal media accounts, such as Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, Youtube, Discord and Windows Live. If you have already signed up you can find an option to link your social account with your existing account at the bottom of your edit profile page. Please let us know in the forum website feedback thread if you would like to see more added.
Submitted by Union Bot on Sun, 03/11/2018 - 16:48
First let me thank everyone for their support of the Youtubers Union, and all the effort that has been put in so far. It has been amazing to see how this movement has grown. Most of all I want to thank Jörg Sprave for making all of this possible and getting the ball rolling when he posted his video calling content creators and Youtuber users to action. I cannot believe how fast numbers have grown. It has been just a week and the Facebook group is already sitting at around 10 thousand members. If you have not already seen Jörg's video then I recommend you check it out.
Submitted by Union Bot on Thu, 03/08/2018 - 20:02
Jörg has asked me to pass on that there has been some more news coverage. Motherboard has published an article about our movement which can be found here. Please go take a look guys and make sure plenty of people see the article. Personally I think it is well written and gives an excellent account of the story so far so it is a great place to catch up anyone who is just joining.
Submitted by Union Bot on Wed, 03/07/2018 - 20:48
Apologies for the inconvenience. A security change will force most of you to log back in. It will remember your login if you check the "remember me" box after that. This was necessary to improve the security of the website and won't be happening again, unforseen circumstances not withstanding.
David "BigMonMulgrew" Mulgrew
Submitted by Union Bot on Wed, 03/07/2018 - 15:00
Message from Jörg's Facebook post
Just gave another interview! I think we will see some serious press coverage soon.
Submitted by Union Bot on Tue, 03/06/2018 - 23:07
Dear fellow Union members,
great news: The first version of our website is online!
Submitted by Union Bot on Tue, 03/06/2018 - 20:36
Thank you for your interest in signing up to the website before we opened sign ups. We have now opened sign ups and your account will be activated in a few moments. Please be aware the website is still under construction. If you have any issies I have started a help thread on the Forum which is a great place to report issues, give feedback or request features. Please bear with us while we add more features and refine the website.