Kickstarter’s vote to approve a union may throw the tech sector into a tailspin.
Employees at the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based platform, which helps people raise money for projects, voted 46 to 37 to unionize this week–a move that could prompt employees of other tech companies to unionize.
Historically, unions protected blue collar and government workers fighting for higher wages, better benefits, more flexible work hours, Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya, a doctoral student at the University of California, Berkeley, told The Hill. “This action seems to be motivated primarily by more moral issues,” added Nedzhvetskaya, who studies employees in the tech sector.
In other words, tech employees are no longer just looking out for their own paycheck.
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