All the power of big companies comes from the genius creative people they employ. Those people are payed a ton of money, in return they sign off a bunch the rights to prioritize and manage their own time and to often to share what they are working on. A lot of people face the choice of signing up with corporate culture in exchange for a comfortable lifestyle with the luxuries wealth affords you or to work on things they deeply believe in. I want to create a way for these not to be mutually exclusive a union where skilled creative workers can consistently be aligned with their cores values and ways they like to work.
No NDA's - all workers should be able to share what they are working on with theirs peers and loved ones and even publicly. Possible exception could be that companies can pay a significant fee say x10 of persons salary into the unions grant pool if they do insist on an NDA.
Are dated NDAs ok? Like don't share your work until the show is live/over? I prefer blanket no NDA, but for live events, the element of surprise can be useful.
No white labeling
What constitutes white labling? Certainly not having a person's name on the credits page is bad, but what about on the landing page? Example: Bank B gives a grant to a Museum to make a mobile app. In the app store, the developer is listed as the Musuem. I feel like the 'NO NDA' helps cover one of the main issues here.
Is this to prevent, say, Example 2: A Local Projects Company hires a developer to build out some backend software for *a big opening*. On A Local Projects Company website, the developer is never listed. Should it be 'in partnership with Local Projects & dev X & designer Y & ...'
Openness about who gets payed what to ensure fairness.
could this also cover the ability to share how much one was paid?
i like this elastic clause
A template document, where the satement of values is the encouraged area for personal edits, can really have weight especially if businesses see it again and again (kinda like we get used to NDA after the initial shock...)
With the grants, if we are transparent about how much money is going to grants, the businesses may be able to write that off as tax-free...