Eleven years ago, I joined Mapbox when it was a tiny team. Over the next seven years, I collaborated with incredible people and together we built many amazing and powerful things.

Today, ahead of the possibility of the company going public, a majority of the current US-based team have created perhaps their most powerful project yet — an employee union.

We, the workers of Mapbox, power a live location platform relied on by hundreds of millions of people. We are building and advocating for our users, working to provide for ourselves and the ones we love, and collectively invested in improving our communities.

Also of note: it’s not only the tech workers.

This project was at least a year and a half in the making. Kudos to them and best of luck.