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Kickstarter Employees Request Voluntary Recognition of their Union

  • 2 October 2019
Kickstarter Employees Request Voluntary Recognition of their Union

Brooklyn, New York [Oct. 2, 2019] – Kickstarter employees today officially requested from Kickstarter management voluntary recognition of their union with the Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 153, AFL-CIO.

On Wednesday, Kickstarter United (KSRU) members approached management to ask for voluntary recognition of their union after a months-long campaign to organize employees at the crowdfunding company. In May, Kickstarter management had declined to voluntarily recognize the union, preempting its employees’ official request. The company spent the ensuing months employing typical union-busting and intimidation techniques, including hiring a crisis-management public relations firm and firing two employees who served on the KRSU organizing committee.

Apply for the OPEIU Free College Program today!

  • 1 October 2019

OPEIU members and their family members are eligible to get a degree for FREE through the OPEIU Free College program. Visit freecollege.opeiu.org to apply before the Fall Semester deadline on Oct. 14.


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  • 1 October 2019
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  • 24 September 2019


Today, Sept. 24, is National Voter Registration Day. Union members deserve to be heard loud and clear at the ballot box during the primary and general elections in 2020.

Visit nationalvoterregistrationday.org or click the image above to register to vote and ensure your vote is counted in 2020!

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  • 15 September 2019
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​The Office and Professional Employees International Union was chartered in 1945 and​, with more than ​90,000 members, we’re one of the larger unions of the AFL-CIO. OPEIU has locals ​throughout the United States and Canada.

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