CWA members at Glitch secure first-ever contract for tech workers

Workers at Glitch, the software company behind Stack Overflow and other project management tools, have signed a first-of-its-kind collective bargaining agreement for tech workers. Glitch employees joined CWA Local 1101 in March of 2020 and quickly received voluntary recognition from the company. The new contract focuses on working conditions, grievance process, just cause, severance pay, and right to recall for workers laid off as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Glitch workers are part of the Campaign to Organize Digital Employees (CODE-CWA) initiative.

"This is an absolutely historic win for us," said Katie Lundsgaard, a software engineer at Glitch. "We love our jobs, we love working at Glitch, which is why we wanted to ensure we have a lasting voice at this company and lasting protections. This contract does that, and I hope tech workers across the industry can see that unions and start-ups are not incompatible."

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CWA members at Glitch secure first-ever contract for tech workers (CWA, Mar. 4, 2021)