CODE-CWA Press & Updates

In the wake of a groundbreaking 21-day strike, writers for Lovestruck, a mobile game produced by Voltage Entertainment USA, will return to work after negotiating pay increases averaging 78% and increased transparency at work...
This was an exciting week. Yesterday, news broke that the Voltage Entertainment writers won the first-ever successful game worker strike in the industry's history. Writers on the Lovestruck interactive romance novel game have been on strike for three weeks demanding higher pay...
In this challenging moment, we’re inspired by worker solidarity. We’re now four months into lockdown for many of us in the United States, and sometimes it feels like the weight of the world is on our shoulders. In addition to a deadly pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement was determined this month to be the largest protest movement in U.S. history...
We are in the midst of several crises that are intersecting and revealing greater and greater disparities and injustices. There is a lot to grieve, to be enraged by, to feel overwhelmed by, but, this is also an incredible moment of possibility. Never have the true solutions been so clear to the range of labor, economic, environmental, social and other issues we face. In this moment of severe crisis, we also face immense opportunity to shape what comes next.
The CODE-CWA tech worker union at Glitch negotiated with company management to get Juneteenth designated as an official company observance...
We are so proud of the glitch workers bargaining for the recognition of Juneteenth as a holiday; tech workers must stand up for racial justice as an integral part of their fight for power in the workplace...
Tech companies are speaking out en mass to exhibit their support for the movement for Black lives. This incredibly hypocritical position is hard to fathom. When Amazon's chief propagandist showed up at a Black Lives Matter event in DC over the weekend he was rightly lampooned for the double standards...
As we reach a tragic milestone of 100,000 deaths due to COVID-19, we find ourselves confronting the other plague that has been rampaging through our communities since long before the pandemic: Racism. Compounding the devastation of a global pandemic, which has disproportionately impacted Black communities, Black people in America continue to face threats, brutality, and death for going out jogging. For being poor. For sleeping in their own bed. For watching birds in a park. For being Black.
Every week more and more tech companies announce they'll move to work from home for the long term. Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told staff that salaries will be adjusted for those who decide not to return to living in the Bay Area. This means that in the coming months more and more workers will be negotiating salary adjustments (read: decreases) if they decide to move away from Silicon Valley...

The surge in worker activism continues as the fallout from COVID-19 gets more brutal for workers across the country. At a time when we're faced with unemployment levels at near Great Depression levels, there's never been a more difficult time to be a worker in America...

Congratulations to the workers at Inside Higher Ed for winning voluntary recognition from their employer! They will join the Washington-Baltimore local of The NewsGuild-CWA. The workers insisted on making their voices heard, and now they have the right to have a say in their working conditions. Great work!

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