Feb 19, 2020 - Technology

Kickstarter workers vote to unionize


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Employees at Kickstarter voted Tuesday to unionize, signaling a small but notable shift in an industry that has historically eschewed collective bargaining.

Why it matters: Workers who are taking a more activist stance are seeing unions as one way to have a greater voice at their companies.

The big picture: Unions remain few and far between in large tech companies, but that's beginning to change.

  • A group of Instacart workers in the Chicago area voted to unionize earlier this month.
  • A number of new media companies have seen union pushes, including Vox Media and BuzzFeed News.
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