Solidarity! Announcing the Action Squared Union

We formed a union, and you can too!

Seth Pinckney
Dec 5, 2019 · 7 min read

We at Action Squared (the organization powering the tools you know and love, Action Network and Action Builder) are proud to share that we’re now a unionized workplace!

Some of the Action Squared union members posing together with their NPEU T-shirts. Image from:
Some of the Action Squared union members posing together with their NPEU T-shirts. Image from:
Some Action Squared union members posing together in their NPEU T-Shirts. Image Credit:

Our organization was founded as a movement technology nonprofit by organizers with deep ties to the labor movement. In fact, the AFL-CIO (the largest federation of unions in the US) has been our anchor partner in our cooperative design model for both our toolsets. We believe deeply in the power of unions and look forward to a partnership that can be a model for what happens when we walk the walk and embrace the power and possibilities of working with unions in our own progressive organizations.

There are many myths and misconceptions about unions, so we’ve decided to share our experience of organizing our workplace and pass along resources for those of you interested in starting a union as well.

Seth, Action Squared Union Bargaining Committee
Brian, President of Action Squared

Interested in organizing with Action Builder? Check out an Action Builder demo to learn more!

Learn how to form a union!

Action Squared staff with part of the AFL-CIO team involved in the cooperative design process for Action Builder.

Here’s how the unionization process worked at Action Squared:

The Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU) represents professionals employed at nonprofit organizations, allowing them to strengthen their workplaces and continue to do work that makes a difference in people’s lives.

If you are interested in learning more about organizing your workplace, here are some resources to learn about unions, tools for organizing, and running campaigns in your workplace:

AFL-CIO Organize Your Workplace

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