Workers at Change.org Lead Company to Become Largest Tech Organization to Recognize a Union
Workers at Change.org, a global platform that empowers people to start and win campaigns that address pressing issues in their lives and communities, this week announced that they have formed a union, Solidarity at Change, with the Communications Workers of America’s CODE-CWA project. A strong majority of the approximately 70 eligible Change.org workers in the United States voted for the union, and Change.org’s management has voluntarily recognized the group.
“At Change.org we are dedicated to helping people create the change they want to see, including thousands of workers from companies and organizations around the world who have used our platform to improve their workplaces,” said Justin Almeida, Staff Software Engineer at Change.org and a union member. “We are so fortunate to work alongside incredible people at Change.org. By joining together in a union, we are reaffirming our belief in the power of collective action. We’re excited to work with our coworkers and management on ensuring an inclusive, stable, and equitable environment that allows us all to focus on our mission.”
Solidarity at Change comprises campaigners, engineers, content creators, designers, and product managers among other non-managerial staff. The newly formed union will be the first of its kind, paving the way for the increasing number of tech workers with a rising interest in the power of collective bargaining. Read more here and at NPR!