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Mapbox Faces Union Drive as Labor Organizers Extend Push in Tech

  • Workers seek influence amid management changes and IPO talks
  • Tech sector has increasingly been roiled by workplace activism

Employees at Mapbox Inc., which makes mapping tools used by Instacart Inc. and Snap Inc., have announced their intention to unionize, making them the latest group of tech workers to embrace organized labor in a traditionally nonunion industry.

The union seeks to represent all 222 U.S. employees, technical or not, at the SoftBank Group Corp.-backed company. Nearly two-thirds of workers have already signed union cards with the Communications Workers of America, which has increasingly focused on tech workplaces in recent years.