Staffers from a number of Univision-owned publications denounced an off-the-record meeting between their CEOs and President-elect Donald Trump on Monday. In a statement from the publications' editorial union, staffers called for greater transparency in their CEOs' dealings with the president-elect. "Today, Univision CEO Randy Falco and Fusion CEO Isaac Lee held an off-the-record meeting with Donald Trump," reads a statement from the Gizmodo Media Group Editorial Union, which represents staff from Gizmodo Media groups like Jezebel and Deadspin, as well as staff from Fusion and The Root.
"At a time when the president-elect is refusing to meet the basic long-established standars of disclosure for himself and his appointments, news organizations have duty to resist his concealment of information from the public, not to cooperate with him in creating and keeping new secrets. The GMG Editorial Union strongly opposes such off-the-record meetings by our executives."
Trump drew similar outcry from some Conde Nast employees, after he met with the media company's executives for a 90-minute off-the-record session on Friday. The magazine company is not unionized, and its staffers did not issue a joint statement against the president-elect's visit.