Employees at the Brooklyn global crowdfunding platform Kickstarter took the first step toward union representation, voting 46 to 37 in favor of joining a union, the New York Times reported.

The vote, ratified by the National Labor Relations Board Feb. 18, is significant in that tech industry workers, while activist, have been slow to organize.

“I’m overjoyed by this result,” the newspaper quoted a Kickstarter senior software engineer who voted in favor of joining a union as saying. “There’s a long road ahead of us, but it’s a first step to the sustainable future in tech that I and so many others want to see.”

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