Temporary Workers of America

Even after working full-time for years, many employees — in fact almost half of Microsoft's workforce — are contracted through vendors who misclassify them as "temporary". As a result, they do not receive any benefits: no paid sick leave; no paid family leave; and, no paid vacation.

At one small lab on Microsoft's campus in Redmond, frustration with this situation has compelled workers with over two years to unionize. They voted on September 11, 2014 to form the Temporary Workers of America and chose it as their exclusive collective bargaining representative: a first in the high tech industry.

Temporary Workers of America is a start up union devoted to defend and promote the interests of workers classified as 'temporary', a mis/classification that is used to deprive them of the most basic benefits.

More more information, visit: temporaryworkersofamerica.org