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Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Workers Unionize At Two NYC Legal Non-Profits ‘To Ensure Safe Working Conditions’

Published on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MANHATTAN, NEW YORK) - Workers at two New York City Legal Non-Profits - the Children’s Law Center and the Safe Passage Project - announced this week in a delegation to their management that they are forming a Union with the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys/United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2325. The Safe Passage Staff supports immigrant youth more»

Jews United For Justice In The Baltimore-Washington, D.C. Region Votes To Unionize With The Nonprofit Professional Employees Union

Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Jews United for Justice (JUFJ) management has voluntarily recognized the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU) as the Union representing its Employees, it was announced. JUFJ is a Non-Profit Organization that focuses on advancing Economic, Racial and Social Justice in the Baltimore-Washington region by educating and mobilizing more»

Because Of The Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, The NLRB Has Suspended All Union Representation Elections Off Until At Least April 3rd

Published on Sunday, March 22, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In yet another sign of the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has announced that all Union Representation Elections - Secret Ballot Elections held to determine whether employees wish to be represented by a Labor Union - are suspended, including Mail Ballot Elections, until April 3rd. The more»

Union Organizing: University Organizing Efforts Viewed As Being A ‘Battleground’

Published on Friday, March 20, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) - On December 3rd, thousands of Graduate and Undergraduate Student Workers represented by the Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Auto Workers (HGSU-UAW) Union went on Strike. Bundled in winter coats and sporting “UAW On Strike” signs, Strikers picketed, marched and rallied in falling snow and pouring rain. For more»

L.A. Museum ‘Does The Right Thing’ - Takes ‘Right Approach By Voluntarily Recognizing’ Workers’ Union

Published on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - After Workers at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles sought a voice on the job, MOCA voluntarily agreed to recognize their Union based on signed cards, precluding Workers from having to hold an election. More than 200 Employees told museum leaders they intended to join together for form a Union through American more»

Workers At The World-Famous Tartine Bakery In San Francisco Vote To Unionize

Published on Sunday, March 15, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - Tartine Bakery Workers have voted to Unionize by a final vote of 89-to-84 – but both representatives from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and management are contesting 24 additional votes, which could well swing the election. In early February, Tartine Workers announced their intention to Unionize, more»

The Coronavirus Is ‘Jump-Starting’ Union Organizing At Delta As ‘Uncertainty About The Pandemic Is Stoking A Desire Among Workers For Labor Protections’

Published on Friday, March 13, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) - For more than a decade, the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) has struggled to organize Flight Attendants at Delta, the largest Non-Union airline in the country – but now, the spread of the Coronavirus is giving new energy to what has long seemed an impossible task. “There ‘has been an uptick in interest in the more»

Idaho Statesman Newspaper Journalists Announce Plans To Unionize

Published on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BOISE, IDAHO) - Newsroom employees at the Idaho Statesman have announced plans to form a Union - the first in the paper's history. All 16 non-supervising Journalists at Idaho's largest daily newspaper signed a mission statement to form the Idaho News Guild. "We're ‘asking for equal pay,’" said Statesman Reporter and Guild Supporter Ruth more» Drivers ‘Become The First’ Home Grocery Delivery Workers To Unionize

Published on Monday, March 9, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - A Unit of 53 Portland-area Delivery Drivers have voted 30-18 to Go Union and join the Teamsters - becoming the first Home Grocery Delivery Workers to Unionize. Employed by Operating Company LLC - a subsidiary of Safeway – the Workers pick up groceries ordered on-line and deliver them to nearby homes more»

Bank Workers Unionize For The First Time In 40 Years- More Than 100 Workers At A Tom Steyer-Founded Bank ‘Go Union’ With The CWA In An Industry With The ‘Lowest’ Unionization Rates In The Country

Published on Thursday, March 5, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
More than 100 Workers at a Tom Steyer-founded bank have Unionized with Communications Workers of America (CWA) - becoming the first in the financial industry to win Collective Bargaining Rights in more than 40 years. Workers at the bank Unionized, in large part, to set a standard for the rest of the financial industry to be able to demand higher wages, more»

Fourth Unit Of Nevada State Workers Win Recognition As AFSCME

Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
AFSCME Editor’s Note: Pictured above, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 4041 Members testify before the Government Employee-Management Relations Board. (Photo by Cyndy Hernandez) (LAS VEGAS, NEVADA) – Workers in a Fourth Unit of Nevada State Employees have been certified by the state to conduct more»

This Is What Happens When Workers Unionize: Local 338 Cannabis Workers At Vireo Health New York Ratify New Three-Year Contract That Features ‘Significant’ Wage Increases & ‘Additional Time Off’

Published on Sunday, March 1, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Local 338 Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union (RWDSU)/United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), have announced that the Workers employed at Vireo Health New York have ratified a new three-year contract that significantly builds on benefits that were included in the first contract, which was negotiated in 2016. The Members in the more»

Faced With The Trump Administration Attempting To ‘Eliminate Their Right To Unionize,’ A Wave Of Graduate Teaching Student Wildcat Strikes Spread Across The State Of California's Public Universities

Published on Friday, February 28, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA) - A Graduate Student Strike at University of California (UC) Santa Cruz, where hundreds of Teaching Assistants have refused to teach and withheld grades, has spread 250 miles down the California Coast to UC Santa Barbara. The Wildcat Strikes at California’s public universities arrive during a period of tension between more»

Orlando Starbucks Worker Says He Was Fired For Union Organizing And 'To Create Fear' Shortly After He Emerged As A Leading Organizer To Unionize His Co-Workers

Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ORLANDO, FLORIDA) - Gabriel Ocasio Mejias worked as a Barista at Starbucks in Orlando International Airport for two years before he was fired on February 18th, shortly after he emerged as one of the leading Organizers to Unionize his Co-Workers with Unite Here. “I was fired ‘three hours after’ another Union Organizer was fired,” more»

Lehigh University Stagehands ‘Go Union’ With IATSE

Published on Monday, February 24, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA) - Stagehands employed at the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania have Gone Union - unanimously voting Yes to be represented by International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 200. Stagehand Technical Service Workers support 200-plus annual events at Zoellner Arts Center, hang and more»

“They Treat Us Like Robots And We Feel Like Prisoners” - Target Warehouse Faces Its First Public Union Drive

Published on Friday, February 21, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PERTH AMBOY, NEW JERSEY) - A Target warehouse facility in northern New Jersey is set to become the first in the company’s nearly 60-year history to face a public Union Campaign as Labor Officials announce their intentions to Unionize the distribution facility. Fed up with frequent firings, steep production quotas, and “flex” scheduling - more»

Kickstarter Workers ‘Vote To Form First Union In Tech Industry’

Published on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - Employees at Crowd-Funding Platform Kickstarter voted Tuesday (February 18th) to form a Union, the first of its kind in the Technology Industry, after an 18-month battle with the company’s management. Kickstarter United will now be formally recognized by the management after a vote held by the National Labor Relations Board more»

Philadelphia’s Public Defenders Vote To Unionize

Published on Monday, February 17, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - A majority of some 200 Attorneys at the Defender Association of Philadelphia have voted to Unionize. After votes were tabulated during a recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) election process, a press release from the Defenders Union indicated that the election was won in favor of Unionization with 142 votes in favor more»

Health Care Professionals At The Arkansas VA Medical Center ‘Go Union’ - Join The International Association Of Machinists

Published on Thursday, February 13, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS) - The International Association of Machinists (IAM) Organizing Department succeeded in expanding the IAM’s footprint in the Health Care Industry when an overwhelming majority of Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Dieticians and other Health Care-Related Professionals at the Overton Brooks Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in more»

“It ‘Really Is An Anti-Union Escalation Of The Highest Order’” - Station Owner ‘Trying To Bust’ Union At KOIN-TV In Portland, Oregon

Published on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - About 40 Union-represented Workers at KOIN 6-TV in Portland - who have been working without raises since their last Union Contract expired back in September 2017, learned last month that station owner Nexstar Media Group - the largest owner of television stations in the United States - no longer recognizes their Union. According to more»

Portland, Oregon Bakery Workers ‘Go Union’

Published on Sunday, February 9, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - Workers who make bread for Grand Central Bakery in Portland have voted to Unionize in an election held by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The 29-to-9 vote affirmed what the Workers had told management three weeks earlier: Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco, and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 114 has the support of a majority of the more»

Philadelphia’s Next Labor Union Might Be At This Cake Shop That Counts Beyoncé As A Customer

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - Employees at Cake Life, a three-year-old business that’s made headlines for being a Beyoncé favorite, is asking owners to voluntarily recognize their Union. About half of the shop’s roughly 25 Employees, which include Baristas and Bakers, signed a letter asking for voluntary recognition that was recently more»

The IBEW’s Family Medical Care Plan Aids The Union’s Organizing Success For Utility Electricians In ‘Right-To-Work’ Texas

Published on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(HOUSTON, TEXAS) - The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ (IBEW) Family Medical Care Plan (FMCP) is more than just a health insurance plan - it’s also a surprisingly effective organizing tool. That revelation came to IBEW Houston Local 66 Business Manager Greg Lucero after a handful of his Bargaining Units adopted the plan in 2014 more»

Instacart Workers Win Historic Union Election - After Months Of Upheaval, Instacart Employees Voted To Form The Silicon Valley App's First Union In The United States.

Published on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SKOKIE, ILLINOIS) - A group of Instacart Employees in the Chicago suburb Skokie have voted to Unionize with United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1546 - a historic win for the grocery delivery platform. The vote was 10-to-4 in favor of the Union, according to Workers. "The overwhelming majority of the Employees made history by becoming the more»

In Their Own Words: PSAV Employee ‘Tells You Why’ He & His Co-Workers Are Forming A Union ‘At One Of The Largest Event Companies In The Business’

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have attended a gala, trade show, wedding or conference, you know how important it is that the event goes off without a hitch. The lighting needs to be perfect. The audio needs to be constantly monitored and adjusted. The music needs to hit exactly the right cue. In event production, the details more»

Historic Union Drive Makes Delaware The ‘First State’ Again - State Legislative Staff In Delaware Become The First In The United States To Seek To Unionize

Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(DOVER, DELAWARE) - For what appears to be the first time ever, the Legislative Staff of a U.S. State is announcing its intent to Unionize. State Legislative Workers in Delaware announced a Union Drive on the first day of the new session, requesting voluntary recognition from State Legislative Leaders. Organizers from the Delaware General Assembly Union more»

Workers At Major Illinois Weed Company ‘Go Union’ – Cresco Employees Vote For UFCW Representation ‘In A Key First Win’ For Labor At A State Marijuana Facility

Published on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(JOLIET, ILLINOIS) - Cresco Labs Workers employed at its Joliet Cultivation Facility have voted by a margin of 58-32 to be represented by United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 881, it has been announced. The vote is important for Organized Labor, which intends to Unionize the Cannabis Industry in Illinois and other states. The Teamsters lost more»

The ‘Power’ Of Organizing: Missouri Unions Add 47,000 Members, Putting Total At A 15-Year High

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(THE STATE OF MISSOURI) - The defeat of a Right-To-Work (for less) Law in 2018 seems to have given Missouri's Unions a boost as their membership grew by 46,000 last year, bucking a downward national trend. The increase boosted the state's union membership to 297,000 people, the highest number since 2004. Union Members now make up 11.1% of the state's more»

Labor Perspective From Kayla Blado & Katie Barrows Of The Nonprofit Professional Employees Union: Women Can Close The Pay Gap By Forming Unions

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
The Hill Editor’s Note: Kayla Blado is President of the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union, while Katie Barrows serves as the Union’s Vice President of Communications. In 2018, women once again came home with over 16% less money in their paychecks. Today is Equal Pay Day, which means women had to work until April 2nd - 92 days longer more»

The Head Of The Largest Flight-Attendant Union In The U.S. ‘Explains Why’ Delta's Cabin Crews ‘Might Finally Vote To Unionize’

Published on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) - Delta is the biggest airline in the U.S. to have Flight Attendants who are Non-Union, but that may be about to change. The country's largest Cabin Crew Union, the Association of Flight Attendants-Communications Workers of America (AFA-CWA), has started a membership drive in an effort to organize Delta's 25,000 Flight Attendants. The more»

Union Says ‘It’s Nothing More Than A Bribe’ - ‘Dangling A 25% Pay Raise,’ Boeing Training Pilots Are Asked By Management To ‘Decertify’ The Union

Published on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SEATTLE, WASHINGTON) - Boeing Training Pilots in the Seattle area, who will play a key role in preparing Airline Crews when the 737 MAX returns to service, are expected to cut ties with the White-Collar Union representing them. After Boeing gave a 25% pay raise exclusively to its Non-Union Pilots late last year, a majority of the Unionized Training Pilots more»

CWA ‘Launches New Initiative To Build Power With’ Tech & Game Workers

Published on Monday, January 13, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
The Communications Workers of America (CWA) has announced the launch of the Campaign to Organize Digital Employees (CODE-CWA), a new initiative to support Workers' organizing efforts in the Technology and Game Industries. CODE-CWA will provide resources for Workers who are joining together to demand change and bring Union Representation to their more»

DC 37 AFSCME 2019: ‘Making History & Growing Union Power’ - ‘A Year That Will be Remembered For Skyrocketing Membership’

Published on Friday, January 10, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
From the halls of the U.S. Congress to the streets of New York City and workplaces in the five boroughs, DC 37 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) kept busy in 2019 - looking out for the interests of its Members and Retirees. And - the Union’s success in carrying out its mission is becoming ever more important as more»

Look Who’s ‘Going Union!’ - Sports Illustrated’s Editorial Staff Votes To Join The NewsGuild Of New York With More Than 90% Of The 80-Person Staff Signing On

Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) – Sports Illustrated’s (SI) Editorial Employees have announced that more than 90% of its Staff have formed a union with the NewsGuild of New York and are demanding voluntary recognition from its owner, TheMaven. A smaller number of Print Staff of the magazine were previously represented by the NewsGuild under former owner more»

A ‘Pierced Abdomen From Handling A Stack Of Pallets & Two Empty’ First Aid Kits, ‘Leads To Workers Moving Forward’ On A Unionizing Effort At A Columbia Sportswear Warehouse In Oregon

Published on Monday, January 6, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NORTH PORTLAND, OREGON) - For Rory Gatto, the road to the Teamsters Union started with a splinter. Gatto works swing shift at the colossal Columbia Sportswear Warehouse in Industrial North Portland, one of about 400 Workers who process Columbia’s foreign-made apparel for shipping throughout the Western United States. In the Summer of 2015, just more»

Staff At The Southern Poverty Law Center In Alabama ‘Go Union’

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA) - Staff at the Southern Poverty Law Center have voted to Unionize after a year of turmoil at the organization. Both the Union and management said the vote was 142 to 45 in favor of organizing. Both the Southern Poverty Law Center and a source within the SPLC Union, which organized the drive, confirmed the results after ballots from more»

Wisconsin Nurses Unionize, ‘Join Fight Against’ Corporatization - Nurses ‘Offer Rebuke’ To State Union-Busting Legislation & ‘An Answer To Corporate Policies That Staff Say Make Working Conditions Dangerous’

Published on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MADISON, WISCONSIN) - Nurses at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) formally demanded that the UW Health Board voluntarily recognize their newly-formed Union. The Nurses, who’d lost Union Representation after former Republican Governor Scott Walker unleashed a package of Anti-Labor Legislation in 2011, fought - and lost - the more»

This Is ‘What Being In A Union Can Do For You:’ The Los Angeles Times Reaches ‘Historic’ Agreement With Its Newsroom Union - Three-Year Deal With Anti-Union Management Includes Immediate Wage Increases & Slew Of Benefits

Published on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - The Los Angeles Times has reached a Labor Agreement with the Union that represents about 475 members of its newsroom, a milestone for a newspaper that for generations was known as a bastion of Anti-Unionism. The two sides had been working on the newsroom’s first Collective Bargaining Agreement for more than a year. The more»

This Is What ‘Going Union Can Do For You:’ Anchor Brewery Workers ‘Overwhelmingly Approve First’ Union Contract, Three-Year Deal Calls For Average 8% Wage Hike Over Length Of Agreement, As Well As Expanded Benefits & Paid Time Off

Published on Thursday, December 26, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - By a gaudy 49-to-3 vote, Workers at Anchor Brewery have ratified their first Union Contract, a happy occasion they hope results in much drinking of Anchor beer, both on and off the De Haro and Mariposa facility. The workforce here in March voted to organize with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), in May more»

Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald Newsroom Staff Votes In Favor Of Union Representation

Published on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MIAMI, FLORIDA) - Journalists at The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald have voted in favor of having a Union represent Newsroom Staffers, according to the official ballot count held at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office in downtown Miami. The vote was 66-to-24 in favor of recognition of One Herald Guild. The result came three weeks after more»

NBC News Digital’s Editorial Staff Of 150 ‘Goes Union’ As The NewsGuild Of New York Is Certified As Their Bargaining Representative

Published on Sunday, December 22, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Editorial Employees of NBC News Digital have won certification of their Union after a vote count at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Manhattan. With a vote of 90-to-40, the 150-person Staff joins the NewsGuild of New York, TNG-CWA Local 31003. The new Bargaining Unit includes Reporters, Video Journalists, Editors, Social more»

Drivers at XPO Logistics In California Vote To ‘Go Union’ - Join Teamsters Local 87

Published on Thursday, December 19, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA) - A group of Line and City Drivers at XPO Logistics in Central California have voted by a nearly 3-to-1 margin to join Teamsters Local 87, coming together with Workers at seven other locations who are demanding fairness at one of the Nation's largest logistics companies. "We are ‘tired of the company's empty promises, so we more»

Behavioral Health Workers In New Jersey ‘Go Union,’ Overwhelming Vote To Join AFSCME

Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MERCER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY) - Fifty-two New Jersey Behavioral Health Workers voted to Go Union and become Members of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Last month, the Residential Counselors and Maintenance Employees voted 77% in favor of joining AFSCME New Jersey Council 63 after enduring an Anti-Union Campaign more»

Workers At LGBTQ Service Center Persad ‘Go Union’ With The United Steelworkers

Published on Sunday, December 15, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - The new wave of Unionization in Pittsburgh isn't mirroring that of Pittsburgh's Labor History. Back then, Labor Rights were associated with Blue Collar jobs in heavy industry. Today, it's White Collar Professions in services and technical fields, including Library Workers and Software Engineers. The latest example are Human more»

Spin's Electric Scooter Workers ‘Go Union,’ Join San Francisco’s Teamsters Local 665

Published on Friday, December 13, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - Workers for E-Scooter Company Spin have joined Teamsters Local 665 via a Card Check Agreement, becoming the first E-Scooter Workers to organize in San Francisco. There are about 40 Spin Workers who are now Teamsters, including Shift Leads, Maintenance Specialists, Operations Specialists, Neighborhood Ambassadors, Deployers and more»

Philadelphia’s Public Defenders Seek To ‘Go Union’ With The UAW - Concerns Range From ‘Unresponsive’ Managers & ‘Unpredictable’ Scheduling ‘To Concerns About Staff Turnover’

Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - Philadelphia’s Public Defenders, the lawyers who represent roughly 70% of all Philadelphians arrested on criminal charges or probation violations, have decided to Unionize. A majority of the 200 Lawyers in the proposed Bargaining Unit support the effort, according to the newly-formed Defenders Union. Workers have more»

Biden Presidential Campaign Workers ‘Go Union,’ Choose Teamster Representation

Published on Monday, December 9, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA) - Field Organizers for Vice President Joe Biden's National Presidential Campaign have joined Teamsters Local Union 238 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa - becoming the latest group of Political Workers to gain Union Representation with the Teamsters. Teamsters Local 238 has been at the forefront of organizing Political Workers during the more»

‘In A First In The State Of Massachusetts,’ Marijuana Company’s Workers Vote To ‘Go Union’ With The United Food & Commercial Workers

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEEDHAM & SOMERVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS) - Employees of the Massachusetts Marijuana Company Sira Naturals have Unionized, the first workforce to do so in the state’s rapidly expanding Legal Cannabis Industry. More than two-thirds of Sira’s 115 eligible Workers - including 85 at its Milford Cultivation and Manufacturing Facility, plus another more»

Sciencenter’s Ithaca Employees Vote To ‘Go Union’ With Workers United

Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ITHACA, NEW YORK) – Workers employed at Ithaca’s Sciencenter have unanimously voted to create the organization's first-ever Union. Sciencenter is a hands-on science museum that was founded in February 1983 as a 501 not-for-profit educational organization and grew out of the volunteer-run hands-on science program run for 15 years at several more»

Illinois’ Green Thumb Industries’ Cannabis Workers Look To ‘Go Union’ With The Teamsters After Being Continually ‘Fed Up With Losses’ In Pay & Benefits, As Well As Other Issues

Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS) – Cannabis Workers who are employed at Green Thumb Industries in Rock Island, Illinois are seeking to ‘Go Union’ with Teamsters Local 371. Workers have been at odds with management at GTI, stating a loss in benefits and pay, among other ongoing issues. Workers, seeking representation by Teamsters Local 371, say more»