Hi friends and family!
Well the cat's out of the bag, Kickstarter is unionizing. As some of you know, I was one of the public organizers and, after my highest performing quarter at Kickstarter, I was unlawfully terminated two weeks ago.
I want to be super clear - I was a great employee and I'm proud of my contribution to a truly valuable platform. This is not a walk of shame but a march of solidarity. 💪
Unions are an important tool that have won rights and benefits for generations of workers. Among other things, unions gave us the weekend, helped end child labor, forged employer-based health care, and fought for family and medical leave. They are a proven tool for worker-driven progress.
"Tech" is the world's most powerful industry. It is shaping our rights to privacy, our political process, and even our relationships with each other. Platforms that have such an outsized effect on society should not have unchecked power over their workforce. Tech workers across the country are already standing up and demanding a seat at the table. Kickstarter is on track to be the first tech company in US history to be unionized. This is a historic moment and it's a tipping point for Tech as a whole.
You, your friends, your children - we will all be affected by what happens now. This is the moment to revolutionize an industry that is "eating the world." I urge you to bite back.
Please feel free to share your support any way you can. We're in this together.
Love you all,
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