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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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Why it matters: The COVID Tracking Project warns of a "double-weekend pattern" on Thanksgiving — where the usual weekend backlog of data is tacked on to a holiday.

Trump pardons Michael Flynn

President Trump with Michael Flynn in 2016. Photo: David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images

President Trump on Wednesday pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in the Mueller investigation to lying to FBI agents about his conversations with a former Russian ambassador.

Why it matters: It is the first of multiple pardons expected in the coming weeks, as Axios scooped Tuesday night.