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.

After a rigorous organizing campaign, software engineers, campaigners and other workers successfully won voluntary recognition from EveryAction for their union at Mobilize, a community organizing app company. All eligible workers joined the new Mobilize union. The union is the latest to form as part of CWA's effort to organize tech workers, following last year's unionization of Glitch workers and the formation of the Alphabet Workers Union in January.

“This union builds upon years of passionate organizing by Floyd County Production workers. We are excited to work together as a collective to continue building a workplace where everyone receives their fair share and can thrive in a culture of mutual respect and transparency.” -- Margeaux McClelland, a 3d texture artist at the studio.

In March 2021 tech workers at software company Mobilize announced they had won union certification as members of CWA Local 1101.

Check out the Mobilize Union (CWA Local 1101) Twitter, and Protocol story.

“Let me congratulate the workers at Amazon for having the incredible courage to stand up and to fight for a union. The fight you are waging will send a message to workers all across the country that if they stand up, stand together, and fight, they can win.” Bernie Sanders on Twitter.

 

“In the fifth-largest economy in the world, it is shameful that working parents are forced to make decisions like bringing their children to work with them.”

 

After months of diligent organizing work and community building, the workers of Medium (including all engineering, editorial, marketing, product design, and other workers) have formed their Medium Workers Union.

An overwhelming majority of the workers have signed union authorization cards and have asked management for voluntary recognition. The Medium Workers Union looks forward to bargaining with management in good faith.

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.