CODE-CWA Press & Updates

The biggest tech unionization effort is happening at the New York Times where 700 tech workers—the back bone of the newspaper’s digital power, have voted to unionize as the New York TImes Tech Guild with CWA.

“The last worker who walked out said only five or six workers were left. They had a bunch of managers, HR people, safety ambassadors doing their work. All the people who normally don’t have to do the work had to." —Christian Zamarrón, an organizer with Amazonians United Chicagoland on April 7’s Strike Over Amazon’s New 'Megacycle' Shifts

This week we’re feeling motivated. Lots of the worker news in this week’s newsletter is positive movement.

From consultants at progressive political agency Blue State winning their CODE-CWA unionization campaign and joining CWA, to a Facebook employee becoming a prominent whistleblower, to nurses in the south winning their largest unionization campaign since 1975, it’s hard to feel like the labor movement isn’t gaining momentum during this pandemic.

Happy Labor Day Weekend! We hope that those of you who have today off have some time to rest and recover.

There’s lots of exciting news in this week’s newsletter. Just in time for Labor Day, a new poll was released showing record support for labor unions in the United States. Workers are organizing in the video game industry, the gig economy, and more. We also cover the history of the American Labor Day and explain why the United States no longer celebrates International Workers Day alongside the rest of the world.

Hello! We’ve made it through another week in quarantine. First off, we want to express solidarity with the drivers at Uber and Lyft in California this week...
This was an exciting week. Yesterday, news broke that the Voltage Entertainment writers won the first-ever successful game worker strike in the industry's history...
In the wake of a groundbreaking 21-day strike, writers for Lovestruck, a mobile game produced by Voltage Entertainment USA, will return to work after negotiating pay increases averaging 78%...
In this challenging moment, we’re inspired by worker solidarity. We’re now four months into lockdown for many of us in the United States, and sometimes it feels like the weight of the world is on our shoulders...
We are in the midst of several crises that are intersecting and revealing greater and greater disparities and injustices. There is a lot to grieve, to be enraged by, to feel overwhelmed by, but, this is also an incredible moment of possibility.
The CODE-CWA tech worker union at Glitch negotiated with company management to get Juneteenth designated as an official company observance...