As always, the tech and media realms provide no shortage of variety for union-related tidbits of interest. We’ve been following the Communication Workers of America’s increased efforts to organize tech and gaming workers, and those targets now include board game creators. We’ve also got a publishing strike roundup for you:
- Noble Knight Games workers, spurred on by the CWA, are organizing under the Noble Knight Games United label. These Wisconsin tabletop-and-digital-game retail workers seek greater pay and benefits. They follow on the heels of Card Kingdom’s retail and restaurant workers organizing with the CWA, a few years after Cards Against Humanity workers joined Workers United.
- HarperCollins publishing workers, represented by the UAW, went on indefinite strike in New York City. They’re asking for higher pay and increased family leave.
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette workers went on strike after their managing company, Block Communications, reportedly axed health insurance. These 100+ workers from various departments are represented by a whopping five unions.
- Reuters journalists authorized a strike call by CWA’s NewsGuild. The 300 or so workers want higher annual raises plus years of backpay.