Action Squared employees—creators of progressive online organizing tools — including Action Network and Action Builder — announced on Thursday that they’re unionizing with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union, IFPTE Local 70 (NPEU). Action Squared managers have voluntarily recognized its staff’s union.
Founded by organizers with deep ties to the labor movement, Action Squared works closely with unions, labor organizations, and other progressive groups that use its digital tools to build progressive power.
Action Squared employees say that forming a union will allow them to create a more equitable workplace. “My Action Squared coworkers and I are unionizing to fully live our progressive values,” said Action Squared worker and NPEU member Jeff Dugas. “We are proud of the work our organization does to help build worker power, and with our union we will work to ensure working conditions for all staff at Action Squared align with our values.”
“Action Squared is rooted in the labor movement and we welcome the newly formed staff union, said Action Squared President Brian Young. “We are proud to say that our tools are union-made, and we look forward to a strong partnership with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union that can serve as a model for progressive organizations in creating a better workplace and world together.” The Action Squared Union will now work with management to collectively bargain a union contract. The Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU), IFPTE Local 70 represents professionals employed at over a dozen nonprofit organizations, including employees at Economic Policy Institute, the Center for American Progress, and Community Change.