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Kickstarter accused of union-busting after firing two employees

Kickstarter instructed Slate that it hasn’t fired anybody for unionizatin actions, however Moore clearly disagrees. He mentioned he was supplied one month of severance pay in alternate for signing an NDA. Meanwhile, Redwine tweeted that she was supplied severance in alternate for signing a termination settlement that features a non-disparagement clause — an “illegally phrased” one apparently, as a result of she has already filed an unfair labor cost with the National Labor Relations Board over it.

When requested in regards to the criticism, Kickstarter mentioned that it reached out to Redwine over the weekend to alter the clause in order that it solely applies “to statements about the company’s employees, not the company as a whole.” In response to that assertion, Redwine mentioned:

“I believe Kickstarter is aware that a nondisparagement clause that bars discussion of the actions of other employees could make it effectively impossible for a former employee to give an accurate, detailed depiction of their experience at the company. While the charge filed with the NLRB pertains specifically to the severance agreement I was presented with, I feel strongly that any agreement that treats severance as repayment for silence is an unethical one.”

We’ve reached out to Kickstarter for the corporate’s response to the union-busting allegations and can replace once we hear again. David Gallagher, the corporate’s senior director of communications, insisted to Gizmodo in a press release, although, that “Kickstarter has not fired or otherwise retaliated against anyone for union organizing.” He mentioned “these two employees (presumably Moore and Redwine) failed to correct performance issues that had been documented and discussed in detail with them over the course of several months, leaving [the company] no choice but to part ways with them. They were not singled out — two other employees also left the company after recent performance reviews.”

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