CODE-CWA Press & Updates

Today the Communications Workers of America (CWA) filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge against Apple for multiple federal labor law violations.
In support of Apple retail workers at Atlanta’s Cumberland Mall store, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) formally filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge today against Apple Inc.

CODE-CWA Newsletter: January 7

“We were really inspired by what a lot of our colleagues were doing in the game industry and the tech industry and beyond — Voltage Organized Workers, United Paizo Workers … there was a lot going on. It felt like a natural next step for us to be talking about, ‘Hey, maybe we should be unionizing,’ and help set a positive precedent for the digital games industry as well,” - Vodeo designer Carolyn Jong and Vodeo Workers United (CWA) member.

Happy New Year!

CODE-CWA Newsletter: November 19

“I do see this as the potential to really start a movement in the gaming industry in our country. I hope to see it. The hardest part of unionising an industry is just getting that first crack in the dam. Then, it's like a flood.” - Jenny Jarzabski, member and organizer at United Paizo Workers

CODE-CWA Newsletter: November 5

From Stiketober to Strikesgiving

“Inspired by our tech colleagues in Digital Media, we want to join the movement for greater solidarity at NPR. We are hopeful that our organizing will continue to drive transformational culture change, promote the excellence of our work, and advocate for the implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion best practice.” - We Grow NPR’s Vision Statement

CODE-CWA Newsletter: October 22

#STRIKETOBER Edition

“The strike is part of a broader trend for labor to reclaim some of its lost bargaining power over the past 30 years,” Industry analyst Larry De Maria.

First and foremost, we want to congratulate and welcome the workers behind Pathfinder and Starfinder as they just became the FIRST certified unit of game workers in North America with collective bargaining rights!

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: