I want to unionize to make Grindr an even better product and place to work.
The users of Grindr are my friends and people I meet out in the queer community. I know how much it matters to all of us, and that’s why I joined the design team. I want to unionize so that we can have more of a say in the future of the company and ensure that we’re placing our users first.
Also, Grindr is a leader in trans benefits, and that’s something that brought me here. With these benefits, I started laser hair removal this year and it has been so affirming. I am deeply grateful for this support from Grindr, and would like to unionize so we can secure these benefits for us going forward.
I love all of Grindr’s benefits and don’t want them to disappear due to management’s caprice. Having a contract with these benefits enumerated and guaranteed would simply put in writing and force of law what already exists and has allowed for Grindr to be so successful. Partly I’m inspired by our executive team’s own contract terms and want my coworkers to be as protected against involuntary termination as our leaders have demonstrated is necessary and have ensured for themselves.
Queer and labor histories have repeatedly shown that if the less powerful aren’t united, then the rights and affordances our ancestors fought and died for will be eroded and more will be lost. Already this year we’ve seen a reduction in child labor protections, Texas remove the right to life-saving water breaks, and over 500 anti-LGBT laws passed or introduced. Liberation will only occur with many as one. Solidarity forever!
I'm burnt out by the anxiety that my income and healthcare could be pulled out from under me at the whim of executives, unrelated to my performance or the company's financials. I am seeking protection for myself, my colleagues, and our users because we deserve better. 💛