Bandcamp staff formally voted to unionize, 31-7, in favor of forming Bandcamp United, a union represented by the Workplace and Skilled Staff Worldwide Union (OPEIU) in affiliation with the Tech Employees Union Native 1010.
The vast majority of eligible Bandcamp staff have voted 31-7 in favor of unionizing to create Bandcamp United, a union represented by the Workplace and Skilled Staff Worldwide Union (OPEIU). The outcomes now await certification by the Nationwide Labor Relations Board, adopted by a collective bargaining course of.
“Bandcamp United and Bandcamp administration are dedicated to working collectively to proceed to advance truthful financial situations for our employees and the artists who depend on us,” reads a joint assertion from Bandcamp co-founder Ethan Diamond and Bandcamp United. “We sit up for negotiating with an open thoughts and dealing in good religion to advertise the very best pursuits of all of our employees and the artist and label neighborhood we serve.”
“Whereas we’ve gained this election by 24 votes — management contested 16 ballots. These ballots weren’t counted,” says Bandcamp United in a tweet, indicating that contractors working for Bandcamp voted to unionize however weren’t eligible for inclusion. “To be clear, we is not going to go away our colleagues behind (and) plan to battle for the inclusion of everybody who’s eligible in our union.”
“Forming our union is vital to our potential to do our greatest work and make good on the promise and mission of Bandcamp to supply truthful financial situations, direct assist, and transparency for ourselves and all of our customers,” wrote Bandcamp staffers in March when first asserting plans to unionize.
Epic Video games, Bandcamp’s dad or mum firm as of 2022, has labored beforehand to counter unionization efforts inside its personal firm, main Bandcamp employees to name on the corporate to allow a “well timed and truthful election” when in search of to unionize. Bandcamp affiliated its unionization efforts early on with OPEIU’s Tech Employees Union Native 1010.