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Hey eBay, workers have a right to organize!

eBay charged with multiple unfair labor complaints in struggle with its first union

In March, members of TCGunion-CWA won their union and made history. For nearly 5 months, eBay and its subsidiary TCGplayer have attempted to stall and bust this union by refusing to bargain in good faith and even attempting to appeal the union election.


In addition to refusing to recognize the union or meet union members at the bargaining table, eBay and TCGplayer have tried to erode union support through intimidation tactics and by hiring notorious anti-union law firm, Littler Mendelson, known for its work against organizers at Starbucks and Apple.


This week, TCGunion-CWA and dozens of labor activists and community members held a rally calling on the company to respect their right to unionize. Further, workers have filed unfair labor complaints alleging that eBay and TCGplayer are violating their employees’ rights.


Take action and tell eBay and TCGplayer to respect the union!

Join us on Sunday, August 6 at 10am PT/1PM ET for an organizer training, where we talk about connecting with co-workers and union basics. 


Join us on Sunday, August 20 at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET for a building the committee training, where we talk about how to build a strong organizing committee. 


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

It’s been over 2 weeks since Grindr United-CWA announced their union and requested recognition; the company remains silent

In an effort to ensure Grindr, the leading LGBTQIA+ dating app in the U.S., remains a safe, inclusive and thriving place for both its users and employees, Grindr employees are forming a union as Grindr United-CWA.


Management still has not responded to the request for the union’s recognition over two weeks later. Workers have made it clear, however, that they won’t be silent, because they have a right to unionize!


Stand with Grindr United-CWA members and sign their petition to CEO George Arison demanding he respect his employees’ right to unionize!


UPS Teamsters win historic contract


More than 340,000 UPS Teamsters avoided going on strike with the reaching of a historic tentative agreement. The contract includes wage raises for all workers, creates more full-time jobs, and includes dozens of workplace protections and improvements. “We’ve changed the game.” Read the Teamsters press release and contract highlights here

Calling all game developers: The International Game Developers Association is seeking your input!

The insights you share will help the IGDA understand the challenges & opportunities faced by game developers, and pave the way for positive changes in the industry. Take the survey here

The hidden labor pushing AI along

America already has an underclass – and it’s the army of underpaid and mistreated workers who make AI search engines function at all. Read more on The Atlantic

The consultants behind union-busting

Workers at a small manufacturing company in Missouri wanted a union. Then mysterious men showed up. Read more on Huffpost


August 5, 1993 – The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows many workers to take time off for serious health conditions or to care for a family member, was signed into law.


August 6, 2011 – Some 45,000 CWA and IBEW-represented workers at Verizon began what resulted in a two-week strike, refusing to accept more than 100 concession demands from the company.


August 7, 1983 – Some 675,000 employees at AT&T represented by CWA strike over wages, job security, pension plan changes and health insurance. The strike was won after 22 days.


August 15, 1989 – Two weeks into what became a four month strike by NYNEX workers in NY, Gerry Horgan, chief steward of CWA Local 1103 is struck and killed on the picket line by a scab worker. At his funeral, a line of thousands of CWA members wearing red stretched more than a mile long. Every Thursday, CWA members wear red in honor of Gerry’s memory. Watch this video to learn more about why we wear red and the story of Gerry!

IMF by Seun Kuti feat. Egypt 80 and M1


Look, where the dollars at?

Where the money go?


See they talk fast

But they move slow


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