Last Thursday, workers at Grindr, the company behind the largest LGBTQIA+ dating app, proudly announced the formation of Grindr United-CWA after a supermajority of the eligible members signed union representation cards. Grinder United-CWA members work across various departments, including cloud engineering, customer experience, design, engineering, IT, marketing, privacy, product, and quality assurance.
The workers seek to preserve the current benefits they receive and gain additional benefits commonly found at similar companies. In the midst of a volatile job market, workers hope to ensure layoff protections and clear severance protocols. Additionally, workers wish to establish a clear path to professional progression for all employees, documented performance improvement plans when necessary, and transparency in pay to address wage disparities affecting marginalized communities. By joining together in a union, workers are committed to ensuring that Grindr remains a safe, inclusive, and thriving place for its users and workers alike. They are asking Grindr users to show their support by telling Grindr CEO George Arison to respect his employees’ right to form a union!