Paizo Recognizes United Paizo Workers

Thursday, October 21, 2021

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Paizo is pleased to announce it has voluntarily recognized the United Paizo Workers union, which is affiliated with the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

“We look forward to working with the union to continue and expand our efforts to make Paizo a better place to work and to ensure that Pathfinder and Starfinder products continue to exceed gamer expectations for many years to come,” said Jeff Alvarez, President of Paizo.

The next steps will involve the United Paizo Workers (UPW) union electing their bargaining representatives and then meeting with Paizo management to negotiate terms for a collective bargaining agreement. We expect this process to take some time, but we are committed to the effort and hope to settle a contract in due course. Until an agreement is reached, the Paizo staff continues to focus on creating amazing Pathfinder and Starfinder products.

Paizo has always been about creating awesome games, and we look forward to the changes that unionization will bring to the company. Please join us on this journey by following the UPW on Twitter and stay tuned for future updates!

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The United Paizo Workers Announcement

Contributor

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Thank you!

Sovereign Court

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This is historic. I'm so happy right now! Woo!

Dark Archive

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Woot! Congratulations!

Paizo Employee Starfinder Senior Developer

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A big day!


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Huzzah!


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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Alright alright alright!


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Thank you!!!

Dataphiles

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Congratulations!!!! Wooo!!!!

Vigilant Seal

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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

WOOHOO!!!!


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Pathfinder Pathfinder Accessories, Pawns, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Woo hoo! Good news indeed!


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That is awesome.

Thank you.

Dark Archive

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Fantastic news for all involved, a good union is a benefit to both the workers and the company they're with, it helps ensure that everyone does as well as they can and is looked after and treated properly.

/fistbump


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Very good news.


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Huzzah!!

Liberty's Edge

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The best news I've heard all week!


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That happened faster than I thought it would. Well done.


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APPLAUSE! Thank you for recognizing the union.

Grand Lodge

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So happy to hear that this part at least went smoothly. Sending love to all the staff members working through this.

Scarab Sages

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Good news and congratulations!!

Silver Crusade

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Pathfinder Pathfinder Accessories, Pawns, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

HUZZAH! I'm over the moon about this. Thanks for doing the right thing Paizo, and congratulations UPW!


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Congratulations. Well done, on everyone's part! This doesn't magically solve all problems all of a sudden, but it puts Paizo and our community on a better path to work on them. I'm looking forward to a bright future for Paizo and the games we love.

Silver Crusade

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Yay!


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Congratulations to workers, owners, AND customers! Great job, folks.


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Time to make some union shop purchases! Please put a union sticker on your next books!


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Very welcome news!

Very early days, but I hope this works out to everyone’s benefit in the long term, and starts a wider trend among other creative fields.

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Huzzah for the union!


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Brilliant news for everyone!

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So proud of all my co-workers and the executive at Paizo for making this happen. Now the real work can begin :)

Horizon Hunters

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This is awesome! Was totally willing to put my subscriptions on hold in support if it came to that. So glad to see everyone coming together


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There’s not much that could make me feel better about supporting this company. Knowing that the people that make my games will be able to put themselves in a better living situation fills me with warm, fuzzy feelings. Thank you Paizo management for doing the right thing.


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Glad to hear it. If Paizo had tried to crush the union I would have absolutely stopped playing Pathfinder.


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Elated to see this. Congratulations, all!

Silver Crusade

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Awesome news, I feel like the Union will be great for everyone at Paizo ^^

Contributor

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A fantastic day for Paizo. My thanks to all the freelancers who stood with me during our action, the developers for their work and understanding, and management for doing the right thing. More work ahead, but this is a big win for everyone.


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Fantastic to hear! Happy roads ahead, hopefully.


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Awesome news! Congratulations, UPW!


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Congradulations to all involve.


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This is excellent news!

Grand Lodge

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HUH - FRIGGIN - ZAH!!


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Nice. Good job.


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Whoa.


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Fantastic news. Thank you, Paizo!


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Congratulations, UPW and Paizo! Paizo was already my favourite company to do business with, and that has just been affirmed by their voluntary recognition of the workers' union! A victory for labour and for the gaming community at large! Well done to everyone involved!

Wayfinders

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This is only the first step, but boy is it a big one!


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Dustin Knight wrote:
This is historic. I'm so happy right now! Woo!

100% agree with TK.


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Very pleased to see this - here's hoping it's the first of many in an industry that sorely undervalues labor.

I'm still hoping to hear something tangible from Paizo's management on the various concerns from #PaizoAccountability. That allegations of transphobic policy/practices have not only not been addressed over a month in, but actively talked around in the last official communication we got is unacceptable. While I expect the union to work for the good of all Paizo employees going forward, something must be done about prior harm.


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Very good. Hopefully things continue to go smoothly, and if I can spare the money I might very well sub soon for as long as they do. :3

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Hooray!!!

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