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Meow Wolf

Workers at Meow Wolf Denver's Convergence Station won their fight for recognition via card check. This win brings 205 new members into Local 7055 after 8 months of work. 

 

Workers were able to pressure the company to agree to card check with internal and external pressure and worker mobilization. 

 

This win marks the first exhibit outside of Santa Fe to join the Meow Wolf Workers Collective since they won their election covering employees at Meow Wolf's creative studios and the House of Eternal Return in late 2020 and ratified their first contract earlier this year. 

 

The campaign was led by the workers of the organizing committee and D7's Campaign Lead Milagro Padilla, DOC Enida Shuku, Staff Representative Jana Smith Carr and attorney Will Reinken. 

Check out the Meow Wolf workers' Twitter.

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Tender Claws

In July 2022 workers at boutique VR and mobile indie game studio Tender Claws announced their union with CWA!

Check out the Tender Claws workers' Twitter.

 

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The Atlantic Business & Tech

In July 2022 workers in the Business & Tech departments of The Atlantic announced they were unionizing with the New York NewsGuild - CWA. This campaign builds on the major success by New York Times Tech Guild earlier in 2022.

Check out The Atlantic Business & Tech workers' Twitter.

 

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Blizzard Albany QA

In July 2022 workers in the QA department of Blizzard Albany announced they filed for union certification.

Check out the Blizzard Albany QA workers' Twitter.

 

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Seven Seas Entertainment

In June 2022 workers at Seven Seas Entertainment became the first certified union of manga and light novel publishing workers in North America!

Check out the Seven Seas workers' Twitter.

 

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AppFolio

In March 2022 the workers behind AppFolio's award-winning AI assistant Lisa filed for union certification and won their vote in June 2022! They are the first Property Technology union in North America.

Check out the AppFolio workers' Twitter.

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Image Comics

In January 2022 workers at Image Comics became the first certified union of comic workers in North America!

Check out the Image Comics workers' Twitter.

 

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Raven Software QA

In December 2021 the workers in the Raven Software QA department went on strike, by January 2022 they announced they were organizing with CWA, and after several months of union busting by Activision Blizzard the workers won union certification and collective bargaining rights on May 23, 2022! This unit was the first certified unit of workers in AAA game development in North America.

Check out the Raven Software QA workers' Twitter.

 

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Vodeo Games

In December 2021 the workers at indie game studio Vodeo Games announced the first certified unit of video game workers in North America with collective bargaining rights. The unit includes all  non-owner workers across the US and Canada, and it includes both direct hire employees and contractors.

Check out the Vodeo workers' Twitter.

 

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Paizo

In October the workers at Paizo, the table top game company known for the Pathfinder and Starfinder series, announced they became a the first certified union at a table-top game company with collective bargaining rights in North America. Their organizing effort followed months of activism within the company and in the fanbase. Freelancers who work with Paizo also took collective action to help the workers win certification.

Check out the Paizo workers' Twitter.

 

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EveryAction

In September 2021 nearly 250 tech workers at software company EveryAction announced their union certification as members of CWA Locals 1400 and 2336, becoming the largest certified tech worker unit in US history.

Check out the EveryAction workers' Twitter.

 

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New York Times Tech

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. In March 2022, they won their union vote in a huge 404 - 88 landslide!

Check out the New York Times Tech Guild workers' Twitter and website.

 

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Change.org

In June 2021 Change.org engineers, designers, supporter staff, and campaigners announced they had won union certification in the United States (CWA Local 9410) and Canada (CWA Canada) as "Solidarity@Change".

Check out the Solidarity@Change Twitter, website, and NPR story.

 

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Catalist

In June 2021 tech workers at data software company Catalist announced they had won union certification as members of CWA Local 2336.

Check out the Mobilize Union (CWA Local 1101) Twitter, and story in The Hill.

 

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NPR Digital Media

In April 2021 tech workers in the NPR Digital Media division won union certification as members of NABET-CWA Local 31.

Check out the NPR Digital media workers' Twitter and website.

 

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Mobilize

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.

 

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Alphabet

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.

Since launching, AWU has undertaken and won campaigns winning a data center worker her job back, winning a vendor worker the right to have their chosen name on their company badges, extra pay for interns, and more.

Check out the Alphabet Workers Union Twitter and website.

 

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Blue State

In October 2020, workers at Blue State won union certification as members of CWA Local 1101!

Check out the Blue State Union Twitter.

 

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Voltage Entertainment

In July 2020, video game writers who write diverse and meaningful stories at Voltage Entertainment won a 78% pay increase in the first successful video game worker strike in history! 

Check out the Voltage Organized Workers (VOW) Twitter.

 

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Glitch

In March 2020, tech workers building a collaborative web at Glitch win voluntary recognition of their union! A year later in March 2021, Glitch workers successfully ratified the first collective bargaining agreement in US tech industry history.

 

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