Written by: @kristenshylin_
”The time has come for us to follow in the steps of our comrades at The Onion, Gawker and Kickstarter,” Cards Against Humanity Workers United said in a statement.
Workers from the company recently came forth to expose the company’s sexist and racist office culture as well as discuss sexual assault allegations against the co-founder, Max Temkin. Temkin resigned on June 9, after allegations were made public on social media.
Now, many are coming together, joining forces with Chicago & Midwest Regional Joint Board of Workers United to demand change.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The Verge’s sister site, Polygon, had the opportunity to speak to multiple former and current employees at CAH. Many shared their experience and recounted events of racial inequality.
We, the workers, want to change Cards Against Humanity for the better. That’s why we’ve joined @CMRJB. Today we sent this letter to the owners of @CAH demanding voluntary recognition of our union. We’re optimistic they’ll do the right thing. #1u pic.twitter.com/idBXUKLIKk
— CAH Workers United (@CAHUnion) June 30, 2020
Employees revealed that black creatives are overshadowed in the workplace. Their counterparts often ignore their ideas and concerns. People of color also commonly face “microaggressions,” the site added.
”Our company is facing crises both externally and internally,” CAH Workers United said in the statement, adding that the company failed in its mission to make its “racist and bigoted” intolerance clear.
Now, Workers at CAH are saying enough is enough. After years of keeping quiet and turning a blind eye to avoid confrontation, employees are calling for immediate action.⠀⠀
Along with equality within the workplace, CAH workers are challenging for contractors to become full-time workers.
”We’re optimistic that they’ll do the right thing,” CAH Workers United said.