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: 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.

“One amazing result of our union going public has been seeing other underground tech unions inviting us to their organizing meetings. Tech is an industry ripe for unionization. We’re excited to be the largest majority tech union in the country, but we’ll be even more ecstatic to pass that torch onto the next tech workers to unionize!”

Kathy Zhang, a senior manager of audience analytics at the New York Times.

"It's almost like we were drawing inspiration from the very people who come to our platform to create change in their communities. We're drawing inspiration from them by speaking up for the change we want to see internally." - Sriya Sarkar, 30, a senior content producer at

CODE-CWA Newsletter: June 18

“We see ourselves as part of a larger movement -- it’s bigger than just Mapbox.Things are really moving in organizing in the tech industry. And, you know, we’re part of that.” - Trevor Specht, Mapbox IT developer.

“Tech workers, myself included, have found that we don’t want to keep having to jump job to job.” - Andy McCoy, a software engineer at Mapbox who has worked at half a dozen venture-backed firms over the past decade.

In June 2021 engineers, designers, supporter staff, and campaigners announced they had won union certification in the United States (CWA Local 9410) and Canada (CWA Canada) as "[email protected]".