Grindr employees unionize due to CEO’s murky politics

Grindr United logo next to Grindr CEO

Grindr employees recently announced that they have started a union due to a rise in anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation and the current CEO’s history of backing of right-wing politicians.

In a press release, the employees announced that a large number of workers at the company had created a union called ‘Grindr United’ through the labour union Communications Workers of America.

The union currently consists of around 100 employees from across different sectors of the company. They include cloud engineering, customer experience, design, engineering, IT, marketing, privacy, product, and quality assurance.

Taking care of your staff

The workers stated that the union commits to “ensuring that Grindr remains a safe, inclusive and thriving place for its users and workers alike.”

Grindr United also aims to maintain current benefits including remote work, “generous” paid time off and “excellent trans-inclusive healthcare.”

The workers seek cost of living pay bumps to match inflation rates as well as gift matching and a professional development budget.

They also go on to state that they hope to ensure layoff protections, clear severance protocols and pay transparency “to address wage disparities affecting marginalized communities.”

The statement notes that there are 297 anti-LGBTQ bills currently in the United States, and that the community “finds itself under attack.”

Grindr United aims at top

Grindr United took aim at Grindr CEO, George Arison, who took over the platform in October last year.

Arison’s appointment as CEO raised eyebrows at the time. He previously voiced support for Republican governor Glenn Youngkin. The Governor has backed harmful policies, including rolling back gender-affirming care for trans youth. He is also opposed to same-sex marriage.

See also: ‘History is calling’: Grindr rallies users on Voice to Parliament

See also: Grindr says Australia is among countries with the most ‘sides’

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