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Big Cartel Workers Union Becomes the First Tech Union in a "Right-to-Work" State; Joining OPEIU Tech Workers Union Local 1010

Salt Lake City, Utah (Dec. 13, 2021) -- Staff at Big Cartel, an e-commerce platform for creative businesses, are the latest tech workers who have chosen to be represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Tech Workers Union Local 1010.

Today, Big Cartel’s co-founders voluntarily recognized Big Cartel Workers Union through a card-check process. Contract negotiations between management and Big Cartel Workers Union will begin in January 2022.

New report by @EconomicPolicy

This new report by @EconomicPolicy illustrates exactly why we need strong pro-worker policies from the executive branch. @hcltech’s systematic illegal underpayment of migrant workers hurts all workers — and warrants a swift response by the @USDOL.

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Tech Workers at Big Cartel Request Voluntary Recognition of Their Union

Salt Lake City, Utah (Dec. 1, 2021) -- Employees at the e-commerce company Big Cartel today requested from their employer voluntary recognition of their union with the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local Union 1010.

A supermajority of workers at the e-commerce platform -- including product developers, engineers, designers, support, marketing and operations staff -- signed union authorization cards and have publicly signed onto a voluntary recognition letter delivered to Matt Wigham and Eric Turner, co-founders of the company.

In their letter requesting voluntary recognition, Big Cartel employees said "forming a union will promote transparency and collaboration, ensure equity, increase staff well-being and retention, and add to the long list of reasons we choose to work at Big Cartel."

Happy Thanksgiving from Your Union

As we celebrate, we give thanks to OPEIU members for their important work over the past year under challenging circumstances. From the bargaining table to the Thanksgiving table, OPEIU is proud to call you family.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Team OPEIU

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Office and Professional Employees International Union was chartered in 1945 and with more than 104,000 members (representing 110,000 employees) strong, we’re one of the larger unions of the AFL-CIO.  OPEIU has locals in every state, Puerto Rico and Canada. 

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