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A big step closer to victory at Grindr!


CODE-CWA Newsletter: February 16, 2024


Grindr Workers Take a Big Step Closer to Victory

Last week, workers at Grindr made a significant step forward to winning their union election to be represented by Grindr United-CWA! 


After the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) counted more votes from the December election, the workers maintained what appears to be an insurmountable lead, despite a relentless union-busting campaign by Grindr management, which began immediately after workers announced their intention to form a union. Despite the illegal actions of management, Grindr workers continued to organize and are on the road to beating the union busters outright.


The NLRB will decide whether additional ballots need to be counted, and the process could take months. The remaining uncounted ballots were cast by former employees who were effectively terminated when union-busting firm Littler Mendelson helped management develop a return-to-office policy that forced them out. Those workers are overwhelmingly in favor of forming a union, and their ballots are predicted to only widen the workers’ lead.


This win would be historic, both for workers in the tech industry and for the LGBTQIA+ community of Grindr users. Grindr workers organized in response to policy changes that they believed would jeopardize the privacy and safety of the app’s users and to strengthen working conditions for all workers. Workers are demanding a voice in changes that impact their work and the Grindr community.


Read more.


ZeniMax Worker Op-Ed: “Every single one of us deserves a say in what the future of the industry looks like”

Check out the great op-ed from ZeniMax Workers United-CWA member Autumn Mitchell in Polygon on what it was like to form a union. Read more.


Card Sellers Accuse eBay of Retaliation Over Their Support of TCGplayer-CWA Union

A group of eBay sellers is accusing the company of union busting, saying it took action against their eBay accounts after they expressed support for TCGunion-CWA.


Read more.


Are you an employee of the digital, tech and/or game industry and ready to get involved in the broader fight for dignity and respect at work?

Join CODE-CWA in building power across the industry!


Join us on Sunday, February 25 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET for an introduction to unions and organizing conversations training. All levels of experience are welcome and encouraged!

Join us on February 18 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET for a building the organizing committee training, where we talk about how to build a strong organizing committee. 


Check the CODE-CWA organizer training program for even more upcoming trainings!

Flight Attendants Day of Action

100,000 Flight Attendants represented by three unions held pickets outside of airports on Tuesday, February 13, to demand airline management stop stalling and negotiate fair contracts now.

Flight Attendants across the industry are fighting to raise standards, and more than two-thirds of U.S. Flight Attendants are in contract negotiations right now, including at Alaska, Air Wisconsin, United, Omni, American, Southwest, Frontier, and more.

They are fighting for fair compensation, retirement security, flexibility, and against legacy sexism that has traditionally devalued their jobs. 

Flight Attendants are ready to do whatever it takes to achieve landmark contracts that reflect the profits their work creates. Follow AFA-CWA for more updates.


IGN Creators Union

A super majority of IGN creators joined forces to create the IGN Creators Guild and unionize with the NewsGuild-CWA. Now, they need your help to urge IGN and Ziff Davis management to voluntarily recognize their union!


Sign the petition.


Optometrists at the University of California Strike

Optometrists at the University of California went on a two-day unfair labor practice strike last week to demand UC stop their union-busting and bad-faith bargaining tactics and address the issues optometrists are demanding and their patients deserve.

Learn more.


February 9, 1937 – Congress approves legislation allowing for a total of $940 million to be used for Depression-era relief projects, with $790 million intended to be used to fund work relief and flood recovery programs.


February 9, 1961 – President Kennedy asks Congress to approve creation of the Medicare program, financed by an increase in Social Security taxes, to aid 14.2 million Americans aged 65 or older.


February 11, 1913 – Mary Harris “Mother” Jones is arrested while leading a protest of conditions in West Virginia mines. She was 83 years old at the time.



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