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Pushes to unionize across the tech industry continue to make advances – Join us!

Workers in the tech, game and digital industries across sectors are standing up to corporate greed and joining together to fight for a voice on the job! 


The last year has seen tremendous victories for the growing unionization movement of tech industry employees. From Google to Sega and Apple Retail Union, workers in tech are saying enough is enough – we deserve a seat at the table.


Join CODE-CWA in building power across the industry!

Join us on Sunday, October 22 at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET for an intro to unions and organizing training, where we talk about how to build a strong organizing committee.  


All levels of experience are welcome and encouraged! Check the CODE-CWA organizer training program for other upcoming trainings.

UAW Stand Up Strike hits Ford's biggest plant

This past week, the United Auto Workers union further expanded their strike, shutting down Ford’s iconic and extremely profitable Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville. An additional near-9,000 members walked off the job.


“We have been crystal clear, and we have waited long enough, but Ford has not gotten the message,” said UAW President Shawn Fain.


Watch Fain speak more about the strike expansion and why UAW members are standing up


AFL-CIO Staff Guild members rally for fair contract

Union values start at home! Members of the AFL-CIO Staff Guild rallied with community and labor support to demand a fair contract. “[We are] standing strong for AS LONG AS IT TAKES for a fair contract with the union values the House of Labor loves to preach!” Follow their fight on Twitter

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette workers rally on one year mark of strike


After a year of being on strike, News Guild members at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette rallied with dozens of community members.

"We are tired of corporate greed. We are tired of CEOs being rich off of our backs off of us doing our work, it's time to stop!” said CWA President Claude Cummings Jr. at the rally

Healthcare workers lead three-day walkout at Kaiser Permanente 

About 75,000 healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente locations across five states and Washington, D.C. walked off the job in support of the fight for a new, fair contract after expiration. Due to federal regulations, the strike could only last for three days. But workers are ready to strike again if needed. Read more from CNN

Alphabet Workers Union is hiring!

AWU is looking for a new organizer based in Austin, TX to help them reach the visionary goal of organizing every Google full- and part-time employee worker. Learn more about building union power in the tech industry with AWU (CWA Local 9009) 

October 13, 1998 – For the first time in its 51-year history, the NBA cancels regular season games during a player lockout. The 204 day lockout was focused on player salaries and pay caps.


October 16, 1859 – Abolitionist John Brown leads 18 men, including five free Black men, in an attack on the Harper’s Ferry ammunition depot, beginning guerrilla warfare against slavery.

October 18, 1648 – The “Shoemakers of Boston” – the first labor organization in what would become the United States – was authorized by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 

Proletariat Blues by Blue Scholars


It seems that we never get paid for what our labor is worth

It's why we often in a daze on our way to our work

And when we get there, we can't wait to be out

So let me tell you what it's about


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