Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WOODLAND HILLS, CALIFORNIA) - Workers at Woodland Hills Compounding Pharmacy in Woodland Hills, California recently joined United Food & Commercials Workers (UFCW) Local 770 to strengthen their voice in the workplace. This organizing victory is a result of one of the Workers reaching out through the UFCW International’s website, Union Officials more»
Mobilize App Workers Have Unionized, ‘Adding Momentum’ To The Communications Workers Of America’s Tech Organizing Efforts
Published on Sunday, April 11, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - The Workers at Mobilize, a Community-Organizing App recently acquired by Political Tech Juggernaut EveryAction, has announced the formation of their Union as part of CODE-Communications Workers of America’s (CWA) effort to organize Tech Industry Workers. It was also announced that 100% of eligible Workers joined the new more»
Published on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ESTERO, FLORIDA) - The National Mediation Board (NMB) has certified the Air Line Pilots Association as the Bargaining Representative for the 180 Pilots of All-Cargo Carrier Western Global Airlines. The Pilots were previously unrepresented. Sixty-nine percent of those participating voted in favor of joining the world’s largest Pilot Union. Western more»
The ‘First’ Museum In San Diego ‘To Unionize Now Has A Contract’ - Workers & The New Children’s Museum ‘Agree On Historic First Contract Despite’ Pandemic Closures & Layoffs
Published on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA) - In October 2019, Workers representing the organizing efforts of the New Children's Museum (NCM) in San Diego filed their intent to Unionize. Negotiations on a first contract with management began in January 2020 and continued non-stop until last month. Now the museum has announced an agreement. For NCM Workers and Union more»
McDonald's Has Reportedly Been Collecting 'Strategic Intelligence' On Unionizing Workers As They Fight For A $15 Minimum Wage
Published on Sunday, April 4, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
McDonald's has reportedly been collecting information on Workers campaigning for a $15 Federal Minimum Wage, including using a team of Intelligence Analysts to track Employees' Social Media. The company has been gathering information for years, using Intelligence Analysts at its Chicago and London offices to track Workers linked to activist groups that more»
Published on Thursday, April 1, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS) - Union Membership is low in the growing wind energy industry once construction wraps up, but with the help of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Jeremy Warren and fellow Wind Technicians at Invenergy’s Grand Ridge Energy Center in Northeastern Illinois are looking to add to those figures. With the more»
Shamrock Material Handlers Unanimously Vote To Join Teamsters Local 665 – Workers Say Wages, Benefits Of Union Counterparts Drove Their Decision To Organize
Published on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA) – Material Handlers at Shamrock Materials, Incorporated have voted unanimously to join Teamsters Local 665. The Workers are responsible for the distribution and supply of building materials that are used in construction. “These Material Handlers saw the level of compensation that Dump Truck and Ready Mix Drivers they more»
The International Association Of Machinists And Aerospace Workers Seeks Unionization Vote Of 87 Workers At Nissan Tennessee Plant
Published on Sunday, March 28, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) - A Union wants to hold a vote for representation of fewer than 100 Workers out of thousands at the Nissan Vehicle Assembly Plant in Tennessee, a move the company opposes because the effort doesn't stretch more broadly across the facility's workforce. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMWA) says an more»
Colectivo ‘Could Soon Become The Largest’ Unionized Coffee Chain In The U.S. - Workers At The Chicago & Milwaukee-Based Coffee Chain ‘Are Resisting An Aggressive’ Union-Busting Campaign In Their Fight To Organize
Published on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
On March 8th, Lauretta Archibald marked her three-year anniversary as a Baker for Colectivo Coffee Roasters, an upscale Midwestern coffee chain based in Milwaukee and Chicago. In her years at Colectivo, Archibald had been responsible for making artisan bread in bulk, sometimes baking 1,000 loaves a night. It was arduous work and Archibald says that she more»
Published on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - Employees from Dandelion Chocolate have presented management with an official letter notifying them their Workers intend to form a Union. Following in the footsteps of the folks at Anchor Brewing and Tartine, the Workers at Dandelion linked up with the International Longshoreman Warehouse Union (ILWU) to help them form their more»
Published on Sunday, March 21, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) - Employees at an Atlanta animation studio said they’ve asked management to recognize them as a Union, which would allow them to negotiate with the company on wages, benefits and other work matters. Floyd County Productions, based in Midtown, is best known for producing Archer, a cartoon that has run on the FX network for more than more»
24 Red Cross Blood Collection Technicians ‘Go Union,’ Join The United Steelworkers After ‘Unique’ Virtual Campaign
Published on Thursday, March 18, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) - A group of 24 Red Cross Blood Collection Technicians in Asheville, North Carolina are officially Members of the United Steelworkers (USW) after completing a 100% on-line Organizing Campaign. USW Local 254 President Darryl Ford said the Workers reached out to the Union in October 2020 and requested the USW become their official more»
Published on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Workers at Mobilize, a Community Organizing App recently acquired by Political Tech Juggernaut EveryAction, has announced the formation of their Union as part of CODE-Communications Workers of America’s (CWA) effort to organize Tech Industry Workers. One-hundred-percent of eligible Workers joined the new Mobilize Union after EveryAction voluntarily more»
Amazon Warehouse Workers ‘Deserve A Union, Period’ - It’s A Move That ‘Couldn’t Come Sooner’ America’s Workers ‘Can’t Go On As They Are Now Without The Protection Unions Grant & Which Corporations Have Eroded’
Published on Sunday, March 14, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
“In my old job, there was a Union, and they would protect me,” Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, told Oprah Winfrey of her struggles with depression and bullying before she and Prince Harry decamped for the United States. Without that protection, Buckingham Palace’s Human Resources Department told her there was nothing it could do to help more»
Published on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA) - Local newspapers, including The Orange County Register, have announced plans to Unionize, mobilizing against Owner Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund known among print media as “the Grim Reaper.” The New York City-based firm has an expansive portfolio of newspaper properties, including Southern California News more»
Published on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS) - Workers at Ascend Springfield’s downtown location say lax COVID-19 precautions and a lack of guaranteed sick time during the Coronavirus Pandemic has pushed them towards organizing. Andrew Feeney, who works at Ascend Springfield, said he enjoyed the job at first, but told reporters at a news conference: “Since COVID more»
Published on Sunday, March 7, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(AUSTIN, TEXAS) - In late February, the Editorial Staff at the Austin American-Statesman voted 36-to-12 to form a Union, becoming the third Unionized Newsroom in Texas and the second, after The Dallas Morning News, to do so through an election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The vote at the NLRB's Regional Office in Fort Worth came more»
Published on Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - Philadelphia Baristas T.J. Bussiere and Echo Nowakowska believe Starbucks illegally fired them for trying to organize a Union and after months of investigation, lawyers for the Federal Government thought the Workers had a case. Cases such as theirs, which allege an employer has violated a Worker’s legal right to more»
Recent Labor Victories For Adjunct Professors ‘Signal Likely Uptick’ In Contingent Faculty Organizing
Published on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Recently, Adjunct Professors at Elon University and Ithaca College have won victories before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and an American Arbitration Association (AAA) Arbitrator, respectively, that further bolster the position that Adjunct (or contingent) Faculty Members are “Employees” as defined by the National Labor Relations more»
The ‘Unionizing Wave’ In Digital & Local Media ‘Is Sweeping’ U.S. Newsrooms As Workers ‘Join Forces To Protect Their Rights At Work’
Published on Sunday, February 28, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined with the NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America (CWA) in welcoming the growing Unionizing as the best way to defend jobs and guarantee Media Workers' Labor Rights. Journalists at several media outlets in the United States have launched their Union Drives in the last few weeks. Employees at more»
Portland, Oregon’s Voodoo Doughnut Workers Call On Their Employer To Officially Recognize Their Union
Published on Thursday, February 25, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - Workers employed at the Downtown Voodoo Doughnut have given the company an ultimatum to voluntarily recognize their Union, the Doughnut Workers United (DWU), or it will file a petition for a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Election. Mark Medina, a spokesperson for the Union, tells Eater that Voodoo Doughnut Workers are extremely more»
Published on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(TORONTO, ONTARIO/CANADA) - Chaplains in Canadian Federal Prisons have negotiated an agreement for their first Union contract, a deal aimed at improving working conditions - as well as spiritual care to thousands of inmates. “This agreement comes at a critical time for Canada’s Prison Chaplains and the inmates for whom they provide spiritual more»
Published on Sunday, February 21, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - Seven Portland Police Bureau Internal Affairs Investigators joined American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 189 in late January - a vanguard that could swell to several hundred City Employees in the months ahead. An effort to win a Union among non-represented City of Portland Employees erupted last more»
Published on Thursday, February 18, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - Eric Craddock, 36, had to do a Google search to learn about Labor Unions. Craddock thought he’d landed his dream job when he got hired by the Ascend Cannabis Dispensary in Springfield, Illinois, when it opened last March. He worked mostly in the basement vault, handling inventory and was thrilled to be making a living with more»
Jersey Media Unites! Editorial Staffers Of Gannett-Owned Publications - The Bergen Record, The Daily Record And The NJ Herald, Have Formed A Union
Published on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BERGEN, NEW JERSEY) - Editorial Staffers of Gannett-owned publications - The Bergen Record, The Daily Record and The NJ Herald, have formed a Union. The Staff of NorthJersey.com, The Bergen Record, the Daily Record and the NJ Herald issued the following statement: As Staff at NorthJersey.com, the Bergen Record, the Daily Record and the NJ Herald, we have more»
Organizing Prospective From John Logan, A Professor & Director Of Labor & Employment Studies At San Francisco State University: President Biden ‘Wants’ Amazon Workers ‘To Join A Union’
Published on Sunday, February 14, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
What a difference a few weeks makes in the age of Twitter. On January 8th, Twitter permanently suspended the official account of former President Donald Trump for inciting violence. On February 4th, President Joe Biden tweeted the following: "Every American deserves the dignity and respect that comes with Union Organizing and collective bargaining. The more»
An Economic Policy Institute ‘At A Glance:’ The PRO Act Is ‘Pro-Worker’ - How It ‘Would Restore’ Workers’ Freedom To Form A Union
Published on Thursday, February 11, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act would strengthen Workers’ Rights to form a Union and negotiate with their employers for better wages and working conditions. Specifically, it would reform our Nation’s Labor Law so that private sector employers can’t perpetually stall Union Elections and contract negotiations and coerce and more»
Trade Unions ‘Make A Big Difference For All Kinds Of Workers’ - Case In Point: Guatemalan Banana Workers
Published on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA) - A new report – What Difference Does a Union Make?: Banana Plantations in the North and South of Guatemala, published by the Center for Global Workers Rights at Penn State University, illustrates the stark difference in pay and working conditions for Union and Non-Union Workers in the Guatemalan Banana Industry. more»
Published on Sunday, February 7, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The White House and the Labor Leaders connected with the Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union (RWDSU) have discussed the group’s effort to Unionize an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Alabama, an RWDSU official said. Amazon, America’s second-biggest private employer behind Walmart, does not have any Union-represented more»
“We Just Want A Fair Shake” - 100 Iowa Valve Plant Workers Vote To Unionize With the International Association Of Machinists
Published on Thursday, February 4, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(OSKALOOSA, IOWA) – One hundred Workers employed at the Clow Valve Foundry in Oskaloosa, Iowa have voted to Go Union with the International Association of Machinists (IAM). These new IAM Members make iron and brass castings for fire hydrants and water valves. “We work hard for this company,” Clow Foundry Employee Josh Britt said. more»
Sutter Coast, Crescent City RNs Say ‘Union Yes’ - Landslide Vote By 85% To Join California Nurses Association
Published on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CRESENT CITY, CALIFORNIA) - In a landslide vote, Registered Nurses (RNs) at Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City are bringing Union Representation to the state’s Northwest Coast after voting by 85% to join the California Nurses Association (CNA). “We are thrilled to be joining our (8,000) Sutter RN colleagues to bring a unified voice for more»
Published on Sunday, January 31, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NORWALK, OHIO) - Workers at an Auto Parts Factory in Norwalk, Ohio, are reviving a classic tactic - they’re 10 days (on Sunday, January 31st) into a walkout to demand that their employer recognize their Union. The strikers work for Borgers, a German-owned Tier 1 Auto Parts Supplier, meaning they supply parts directly to auto manufacturers. The more»
Published on Thursday, January 28, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BESSEMER, ALABAMA) - Amazon is attempting to force its Employees, who are planning to Unionize at an Alabama warehouse, to vote in person rather than by mail as it fights off a landmark attempt by its Staff to organize. The company is appealing against a ruling by a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) officer to permit 5,800 Employees at Amazon’s more»
"Everyone Deserves To Have A Voice And We're Proud That You're Even Considering Taking The Step To Unionize” - The NFL Players Association Endorses Amazon Warehouse Workers’ Unionization Effort In Alabama
Published on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BESSEMER, ALABAMA) - The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), the Union that represents more than 2,000 NFL players in the United States, has endorsed a Union Drive at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, where Workers are scheduled to begin voting in a historic Union Election on February 8th. The NFLPA released a video on Twitter, more»
Published on Sunday, January 24, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - EMILY’s List, an organization that seeks to put women into office to help make significant contributions to education, health care, voting rights and economic equality, has joined forces with the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) and its Non-profit Employees Union (NEU). Last week, EMILY’s List more»
Published on Friday, January 22, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
2021 will be incredibly challenging for the Working Class. Austerity is on the immediate horizon, resulting from the unwillingness of the bipartisan political class to challenge its largest donors by taxing the rich and corporations. The Presidential Election’s outcome will reduce attacks on Immigrants and Communities of Color, but not enough. More more»
“We Want A Voice In Staffing And Scheduling” - Nurses At Sutter’s Sacramento Psychiatry Hospital Vote To Unionize With The California Nurses Association
Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA) - The California Nurses Association (CNA) achieved two victories in December after Registered Nurses (RNs) at Marysville’s Adventist Health and Rideout Hospital voted to ratify a new three-year contract and RNs at Sutter Center for Psychiatry in Sacramento voted to join the Union. CNA now will represent roughly 100 Nurses in more»
Philadelphia’s University Of The Arts Says ‘Union Yes’ - Now, 356 Full & Part-Time Faculty ‘Will Have A Voice In The Way Workers Are Treated At Their University’ As Members Of The American Federation Of Teachers
Published on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - Faculty at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia have voted resoundingly to join the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), tallying a whopping 99% “Yes” vote in an Union Election. As a result, 356 Full- and Part-Time Faculty will have a voice in the way Workers are treated at their university and a shot at more»
Published on Thursday, January 14, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Did you know that Union Members earn better wages and benefits than Workers who aren’t Union Members. On average, Union Workers’ wages are 28% higher than their Non-Union counterparts. If you didn’t know, a Labor Union is an organization that acts as an intermediary between its Members and the business that employ them. Labor Unions more»
Published on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - After the death of George Floyd, Google Engineer Raksha Muthukumar sent an e-mail to her colleagues. In it, she pointed to a list of criminal justice reform groups and bail funds for protesters who were seeking contributions. Soon after, Muthukumar was summoned into a meeting with Google's Human Relations Department. "I remember that more»
AFT Affiliates Give Houston Educators ‘What They Need: A Voice’ – Educators ‘Vote Overwhelmingly’ To Make The Houston Federation Of Teachers & The Houston Educational Support Personnel Their ‘Exclusive’ Union Representatives
Published on Sunday, January 10, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(HOUSTON, TEXAS) - More than 93% of Teachers and In-School Support Staff in the Houston Independent School District have voted for Union Membership with the Houston Federation of Teachers (HFT), and just over 80% of Support Personnel (Bus Drivers and Attendants, Custodians and Food-Service Staff) supported the Houston Educational Support Personnel (HESP). more»
'Demanding Change At Work,' Google Workers Launch Its First Union With The Communications Workers Of America
Published on Thursday, January 7, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Workers at Google and other Alphabet companies are announcing the creation of the Alphabet Workers Union with support from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) - the first of its kind in the company’s history. It will be the first Union open to all Employees and contractors at any Alphabet company, with dues-paying Members, an elected board of more»
Published on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - Two weeks after more than 120 Staffers of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) in Los Angeles launched a campaign for Union Representation, the institution declared in December that it would voluntarily recognize the new Union. Initially the museum responded to the organizing efforts by saying that it did not believe the Union more»
From Our Union Friends ‘Across The Pond’ - Here’s 10 ‘Very Good Reasons Why Now’s The Time’ For Workers To Join A Trade Union
Published on Sunday, January 3, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
The Coronavirus crisis has put so many of us in difficult situations. We’re concerned about keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe and increasingly uncertain about our jobs and bank balances. Whether you’re furloughed, worried about your income security, a key Worker, being asked by your employer to head back to work, or working more»
Published on Thursday, December 31, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Workers with Sunrise Movement, a youth-led movement organization advocating to stop climate change and create millions of American jobs, has voted to form a Union with Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1180 in New York. More than 95% of Sunrise Movement Staff Members voted in support of forming a union with CWA and management more»
Published on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PHOENIX, ARIZONA) - In a historic move for Organized Labor in the State of Arizona, Workers at Arizona State University have joined with Staff at the University of Arizona to Unionize with United Campus Workers. Earlier this month, the newly-formed ASU-UCW Chapter took to Twitter and Facebook to officially go public with the “wall-to-wall” more»
Published on Sunday, December 27, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BESSEMER, ALABAMA) - Alabama might not be the first state that comes to mind when someone mentions Labor Unions, but it is far from being the least Union State in the country - that title belongs to South Carolina, which has a shockingly low 2.2% Union Membership among its Worker population. Alabama ranks 28th in the country with 8.5% of its Workers in more»
The United Soccer League Players Association Signs Partnership Agreement With The CWA - To Build Solidarity, Increase Collaboration & Provide Collective Support
Published on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The United Soccer League Players Association (USLPA), the Union representing all of the United Soccer League’s Championship and League One players, and the Communications Workers of America (CWA), a Labor Union representing hundreds of thousands of Working People across many different sectors, have signed a partnership agreement. more»
Published on Sunday, December 20, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - Workers employed at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh have voted to Unionize, joining the Pittsburgh-based United Steelworkers (USW). The Employees, who work at the Andy Warhol Museum and Carnegie Science Center on the North Side and the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History in Oakland, will become part of a 500-member more»
‘This ‘Sends A Clear Message That These Front Line Workers Want And Deserve Better’” - More Than 100 Washington State Registered Nurses ‘Go Union’ With The International Association Of Machinists
Published on Thursday, December 17, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(UNIVERSITY WAY, WASHINGTON) - 114 Registered Nurses (RNs) from the CHI Franciscan Hospice Care Center in University Way, Washington have voted for Union Representation with the International Association of Machinists (IAM) by an 82% majority, the Union announced. And earlier this month, their Co-Workers - who work as Master Social Workers and Bereavement more»