Posts tagged Transparency

    Workers at World of Warcraft studio Proletariat withdraw union petition

    January 26, 2023 // Workers at Boston-based World of Warcraft support studio Proletariat (also known as Blizzard Boston) are pulling their petition with the National Labor Relations Board, and will not vote on a union. They announced their petition in late December, but withdrew the application on Tuesday. A representative of Communications Workers of America blamed management’s “confrontational tactics” for the withdrawn petition, claiming the company held “a series of meetings that demoralized and disempowered the group, making a free and fair election impossible.” Proletariat Workers Alliance was looking to secure the company’s current paid time-off plan, as well as flexible remote options, healthcare benefits, and ensuring transparency and diversity are top priorities.

    Reps Foxx and Allen Call For Greater OLMS Oversight

    November 18, 2022 // It’s no secret unions aren’t always the best arbiters of members’ funds. Just look at the UAW — several high ranking officials recently went to prison for a wide-scale corruption scandal that included embezzling hundreds of thousands of members’ dues dollars. For the sake of union members across the country, let’s hope we get better insight to OLMS enforcement sooner rather than later.


    November 8, 2022 // Alphabet Workers Union-Communications Workers of America, which seeks to represent directly employed and contingent workers at Google, on Thursday filed an unfair labor practice complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. It alleges Alphabet and two of its staffing vendors prohibited contract workers from accessing an internal pay transparency spreadsheet. Accenture Flex and Crowd Staffing,

    Who’s the Real Author Behind Seattle’s “PayUp” Legislation?

    May 19, 2022 // One illuminating display of Wilson’s influence was an October 2021 letter sent by Councilmember Herbold to several gig companies. In the letter, she scolded the representatives for their concerns with the PayUp legislation: “I’m disappointed that you’ve not expressed the depth of, nor raised all your issues during our weekly calls.”

    Pennsylvania: Americans for Fair Treatment Releases CBA Database

    May 16, 2022 // While the database is a huge step forward in contract transparency, the database can only include contracts that have already been approved by lawmakers. Many public employees still do not have the opportunity to see their full contracts before they are voted on. Trent Bryden, a teacher in Northeastern, PA, explained in a recent op-ed that he and the public do not have appropriate access to the contract that governs most of his work.