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Employees at crowdfunding site Kickstarter became the first at a major tech company to fully unionize on Tuesday, Kickstarter United announced.
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"#KickstarterUnited has now been certified by the [National Labor Relations Board]: We Are A Union!!!" the union wrote on Twitter.
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"We'll begin discussing our priorities and forming an inclusive and representative bargaining committee for everyone at Kickstarter so that we can … bargain our first contract!" the union wrote.
The union will be under the Office and Professional Employees International Union.
Kickstarter employees took their union push public in March 2019. There have been unionization efforts at other tech companies, including Microsoft. Meanwhile, Amazon employees have threatened walkouts to get Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to pledge the company will take dramatic steps to fight climate change.
Union membership dipped slightly last year despite Americans' growing approval of labor unions that nearly reached a 50-year high.