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CODE-CWA Newsletter: October 22

#STRIKETOBER Edition

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January is closing with the Alphabet Workers Union growing every week to now over 800 members, NFL players endorsing what could become the first union in Amazon’s history, 75 groups urging Congress to expand access to federal employment protections to app-based workers, and the new Biden administration tapping a gig economy ally, Julie Su, to be the Labor Department’s second in command.

So many hopeful signs and the year has just started.

This commitment to building democracy in the workplace is not just for the benefit of workers, but for all of us.

The new year started off with a bang for tech worker organizing. After over a year of organizing, the Alphabet Workers Union was launched at Google. This effort is just another example in the growing evidence that tech worker organizing is not only possible but it is necessary.

On January 4th, 2021 over two hundred workers from across Google and its parent company Alphabet launched the Alphabet Workers Union as a part of the Communications Workers of America. The campaign had been developing secretly over the last year as a part of the Campaign to Organize Digital Employees (CODE-CWA).

In January 2021, 200 workers across Alphabet (including Google, subsidiary companies, and vendors) announced they had formed a non-contract union with CWA Local 1400 under the name "Alphabet Workers Union." The union is open to full time employees, as well as temps vendors and contractors. Within the first month, membership jumped to 900+ workers from all areas of the company.

This Wednesday at 5pm PT / 8pm ET join us for a livestream Q&A with Harsha Pilli and Raghav Kaushik, Microsoft Workers and Caste in Tech Activists. RSVP to ask questions!

Hosted by a CODE-CWA campaign lead Wes McEnany and CODE-CWA organizer Tedwood Strong.


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To keep in mind: The myth of the first Thanksgiving is a lie meant to erase the parasitic relationship between the early Puritans arrivals and the Wampanoag people. When the Puritans arrived, it was the Wampanoag people who greeted them with generosity and care...
“Working people took on authoritarianism and won.” As the red mirage faded, we saw clearly the incredible power of working people, particularly working Black people, who cast their ballots to cast out a racist authoritarian.

Join CODE-CWA November 10th at 5pm PT / 8pm ET as we present a livestream Q&A with Jeff Orlowski, the Director of The Social Dilemma. Moderated by a CODE-CWA campaign lead Wes McEnany and CODE-CWA organizer Tedwood Strong.

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