Kickstarter Becomes First White-Collar Tech Company to Unionize

 

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter PBC became the first white-collar tech workforce to organize a union when the National Labor Relations Board certified the Office and Professional Employees International Union as the workers’ labor representative.

OPEIU Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

 

Applications now are being accepted for the 2020 OPEIU educational scholarships, and all members are encouraged to apply. Full details, rules and applications can be found at OPEIU.org under the Member Resources link, as well as on the OPEIU app*.

More Kaiser Permanente Workers in Bay Area Overwhelming Vote to Authorize Joining Nationwide Strike Beginning Oct. 14

OAKLAND, Calif. – More than 2,600 healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente in the Bay Area will be joining a nationwide strike beginning Oct. 14, after recently voting to authorize a strike against the healthcare giant. It would be the nation’s largest strike in more than two decades – affecting more than 80,000 workers in six states and the District of Columbia.

OPEIU29 Unprecedented Vote!

Over 93% of OPEIU 29 eligible members at Kaiser Permanente casted a “Yes” Vote to strike last week and their voices were heard. If we must, we will strike! The National Bargaining Team has relayed the message to the Employer that the OPEIU local unions’ members throughout the country support a strike if necessary. Contract negotiations resume on September 23rd & 24th. Over 80,000 Coalition members are ready to strike if we have to!

KAISER BARGAINING UPDATE – September 18

For the first time in the history of our Labor Management Partnership, we are headed for a strike at Kaiser Permanente.

Corporate healthcare is failing patients and workers — and Kaiser showed why they’re the prime example of this failure in our September 16 bargaining session, which ended without an agreement. Fourteen days before the expiration of our contract, Kaiser demonstrated it is not serious about avoiding an unfair labor practices strike. Kaiser continued to demean and disrespect us, our patients, and our families by demanding massive cuts to our jobs, raises, and benefits.
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