In what I believe is a first for the field of comics, the workers of Image have unionized. The freelancers who submit comics they publish are not part of the union as freelancers interestingly cannot unionize in most situations. Known as the Comic Book Workers United, it will work to negotiate on behalf of Image's full-time employees for fair treatment, wages, and basically do what unions are designed to do (I'm pro-union, in case anyone wondered). This could herald some big changes in the field of comics and how those involved are treated. We shall see.