CODE-CWA Press & Updates

“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

In a historic milestone for the tech industry, Glitch workers have signed a collective bargaining agreement with the company. The contract, which was ratified overwhelmingly by union members, will last for 11 months. It’s the first agreement signed by white collar tech workers in the United States, according to a press release from the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

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.

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. 

Join us for a town hall call on Tuesday, March 24 at 8:05pm ET/5:05pm PT to learn what we can do to take action together. Please click here to register for the call...
Friday, March 13, 2020 - Employees at Glitch, a platform for app developers led by Anil Dash, announced voluntary union recognition to join the Communications Workers of America