CODE-CWA Press & Updates

CODE-CWA Newsletter: November 19

CODE-CWA Newsletter: November 5

From Stiketober to Strikesgiving

CODE-CWA Newsletter: October 22

#STRIKETOBER Edition

CODE-CWA Newsletter: October 8

“Activision Blizzard is worth $72 billion —an $18 million settlement is mere pennies considering the resources available to this cash-rich corporation. Even worse, Activision Blizzard’s management does not acknowledge that their actions harmed their workers, viewing the settlement as a very small price to pay to rid themselves of a ‘distraction.’ ”— Sara Steffens, Secretary-Treasurer of the Communications Workers of America (CWA)

CODE-CWA Newsletter: September 24

“With this agreement in place, we are on the path to a more sustainable, equitable and inclusive workplace that reflects the progressive values of our agency. ” said Sabina Tarnówka, senior strategist at Blue State.

CODE-CWA Newsletter: September 10

“Our union joins the growing movement of unionized tech companies that are ensuring their workers have a real voice on the job in order to build workplaces that reflect our values and empower all of us.” - Gabby Weiss, a digital content creator and union member at EveryAction

In September 2021 nearly 250 tech workers at software company EveryAction announced their union certification as members of CWA Locals 1400 and 2336, becoming the largest certified tech worker unit in US history.

Check out the EveryAction workers' Twitter.

EveryAction Workers Union press release:

CODE-CWA Newsletter: August 27

“We've exhausted all internal avenues. We've talked with our leadership. We've gone to the People team. We've escalated through Business Conduct. Nothing has changed.”

— #AppleToo

“That is not a neutral stance, that is not indicative of wanting a free and fair election in which everyone's voices are heard,” she said. “This is just additional proof they are being disingenuous with their intentions.”

—Angela Guo, organizing member of NYTimes tech union.

“We would like to see these billion-dollar companies come up with solutions, rather than leave it to drivers and small businesses, like myself, to keep everyone safe. They’re the innovators.”

—Bryant Greening, an attorney and co-founder of Chicago-based LegalRideshare

In July 2021 600+ tech workers at the New York Times filed for a union certification election with the National Labor Relations Board to join the New York NewsGuild alongside their editorial coworkers. Soon after the workers also staged a majority participation single day strike in response to management committing unfair labor practices.