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

We are so proud of the glitch workers bargaining for the recognition of Juneteenth as a holiday; tech workers must stand up for racial justice as an integral part of their fight for power in the workplace...
Tech companies are speaking out en mass to exhibit their support for the movement for Black lives. This incredibly hypocritical position is hard to fathom...
As we reach a tragic milestone of 100,000 deaths due to COVID-19, we find ourselves confronting the other plague that has been rampaging through our communities since long before the pandemic: Racism. Compounding the devastation of a global pandemic, which has disproportionately impacted Black communities, Black people in America continue to face threats, brutality, and death for going out jogging. For being poor. For sleeping in their own bed. For watching birds in a park. For being Black.
Every week more and more tech companies announce they'll move to work from home for the long term. Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told staff that salaries will be adjusted for those who decide not to return to living in the Bay Area. This means that in the coming months more and more workers will be negotiating salary adjustments (read: decreases) if they decide to move away from Silicon Valley...

The surge in worker activism continues as the fallout from COVID-19 gets more brutal for workers across the country. At a time when we're faced with unemployment levels at near Great Depression levels, there's never been a more difficult time to be a worker in America...

Congratulations to the workers at Inside Higher Ed for winning voluntary recognition from their employer! They will join the Washington-Baltimore local of The NewsGuild-CWA. The workers insisted on making their voices heard, and now they have the right to have a say in their working conditions. Great work!

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CODE-CWA stands in solidarity with TCG Union and SEIU Local 200United in their efforts to form a union at TCGPlayer. We have been incredibly inspired by the efforts of warehouse workers around the country stepping up in this trying era of pandemic. Workers should have access to healthcare as a right, and TCGPlayer’s ploy to double insurance costs is unconscionable.