NY employees of KS are kicking some flabby corporate parts with this statement as they form a dread socialist movement, bound to bring a semblance of freedom upon all our heads (or not):
“Kickstarter United is proud to start the process of unionizing to safeguard and enrich Kickstarter’s charter commitments to creativity, equity, and a positive impact on society. We trust in the democratic process and are confident that the leadership of Kickstarter stands with us in that effort. Kickstarter has always been a trailblazer, and this is a pivotal moment for tech. We want to set the standard for the entire industry. Now is the time. Come together. Unionize.”
No way to tell how this will pan out, of course - but isn’t it about time that freelancers started to consider that they, too, have this power? Also if KU is successful, it could be a horrific socialist platform to kickstart an online revolution of people working freelance backed by a kickstarted union by the people, for the people.
If recognized by the company, Kickstarter would become the first major tech company in the US to have union representation.
Oh, nevermind then. Know your place, serf!