Kickstarter Unionized (A Sign Of The Times?)

A social phenomena is sweeping the U.S.

Typically, in tough economic times, the working class looks to progressives and banding together to fight for fairness in the workplace.

Today, in what some people are calling “the best of times,” young people are joining forces with a Social Democrat. And, as everything is magnified in the tech world, for unions.

The latest is that the Brooklyn, New York (home of “AOC”) staff at Kickstarter have voted to join Office and Professional Employees International Union.

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The movement started a couple of years ago when management took down the crowdfunding campaign of the graphic novel “Always Punch Nazis” and heated up when the company fired two union organizers.

It may be the start of a trend (Google’s Pittsburgh office voted union last year) and Mr. Sanders’ campaign’s largest contingent of followers happen to be young workers.

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/technology/kickstarter-staff-votes-to-unionize-a-sign-of-rising-labor-tensions-in-tech/

About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9
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