Unit Founder’s Letter

Table of Contents

  • Your Union
  • Why Unit?
    Why Ask for Help?
    Independent Unions
    Accessible
    Worker-Driven
    Powerful
  • Our Background
    Jamie
    Megan
  • What is Unit?
    Unit is an advisor, not a union
    Ethics Primer
    With You at Every Step
    Affiliation
    Fees
    Structure
    Funding
  • Final Thoughts

Your Union

Why Unit?

Why Ask for Advice?

  • Union law is outdated — there are decades of cases and additional acts since the original NLRA was passed, and making sense of it all is not easy.
  • Corporations use anti-union firms to create legal, psychological, and economical barriers to unionizing within their organization.
  • Wealthy anti-union individuals contribute tons of funds to organizations which create anti-union propaganda and engage in anti-union lobbying.
  • Organizing your coworkers is a skill. It can be self-taught, but we don’t learn this stuff in school, unfortunately.

Independent Unions

Accessible

Worker-Driven

  • Advises your union on the law, organizing, and communications
  • Suggests bargaining topics and language
  • Strategizes actions to win your campaigns
  • Provides collaboration and voting software
  • Supports organizing with tools and education
  • Charges monthly fee after you win a contract
  • Hires the accountants, lawyers, etc. you need and advises you on best practices
  • Makes all final strategic decisions and communicates with the broader membership
  • Votes on bargaining priorities and language
  • Votes on and executes campaign actions
  • Votes and can inspect voting software
  • Builds unionizing support and knowledge
  • Votes on CBA contract and can cancel Unit service at any time
  • Reviews professional work and implements best practices to ensure contract is enforced

Powerful

  • A legally protected, good-faith negotiation of your working conditions with your employer during the collective bargaining process
  • A legally-binding contract that memorializes the improved working conditions
  • An opportunity to negotiate before your employer changes any working conditions
  • Job protections in the event of a legal strike
  • Right to a union representative in any disciplinary meetings
  • And more as outlined in the NLRA

Our Background

Jamie

Megan

What is Unit?

Unit is an advisor, not a union

Ethics Primer

  • Educate and train worker-organizers to build unions that are autonomous, self-governed, democratic, diverse, transparent, and self-sustainable.
  • Recommend and support contract provisions that based on your priorities, while helping to raise standards for all workers.
  • Ensure your data is private. In addition to the protections you have under the NLRA, you are also protected by the Unit Privacy Policy that covers the app.
  • Prioritize profit over the quality of advice you receive, which is one reason we have a uniform per-member fee structure across workplaces.
  • Own your data. You always own your data, at any part of the process, subject to maintaining the privacy of individual members.
  • Support campaigns or negotiate positions that we believe are detrimental to society at large. Such campaigns include but are not limited to police unions and such positions include but are not limited to vaccine-mandate prohibitions.

With You at Every Step

Organizing

Negotiation

Contract Period

Affiliation

Fees

Structure

Unit Staff Union

Funding

  • Bloomberg Beta
  • Draper Associates
  • Schlaf Angel Fund
  • Haystack
  • E14
  • Gutter Capital

Final Thoughts

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Likes tech, loves humans. Helping people unionize at unitworkers.com. Exploring NYC.

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