Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Published on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BESSEMER, ALABAMA) - Amazon Warehouse Workers in Alabama are getting a new vote on whether to form the company's first Unionized warehouse in the United States. A U.S. Labor Board Official is ordering a re-vote after an agency review found Amazon improperly pressured Warehouse Staff to vote against joining a Union, tainting the original election enough to more»
“The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Shone A Spotlight On The Need For Unions” - Northbrook, Illinois School District Teachers ‘Begin Organizing One Of The State’s Remaining Non-Union’ Public School Districts
Published on Monday, November 29, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NORTHBROOK, ILLINOIS) - Educators at one the State of Illinois’s few remaining Non-Union Public School Districts have begun a Union Organizing Campaign with the hope of joining one of the state’s largest Teachers Unions. A majority of Teachers and Certified Staff at suburban Northbrook School District 28 have filed cards with the Illinois more»
Published on Friday, November 26, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) – More than 600 Workers who employed at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) and the School of the Art Institute (SAIC) took a big step toward forming their Union earlier this month when they filed representation petitions with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Chicago. The filing will trigger a Union Election in the more»
"They Look Around And See Who Is Doing Something And They See The Labor Movement" - Here's Why Gen Z Is Unionizing
Published on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Even among the generally youthful demographic of Starbucks Workers Unionizing in Buffalo, New York, 17-year-old Maya Panos is younger than most. In her short stint as a member of the labor market, the high school senior says she lost economic stability - Panos was laid off from her first job as a Hostess due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. "It was just a more»
Published on Monday, November 22, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
The Staffers of POLITICO and E&E News have won voluntary recognition of their Union, the PEN Guild, just 10 days after they announced they were Unionizing. Staffers praised “the good faith negotiations” that led to the agreement and said they “look forward to continuing that spirit in contract talks.” Management reached out the more»
Published on Thursday, November 18, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Workers at several locations of the Pacific Northwest Fast-Food Chain Burgerville reached a tentative agreement with the company, becoming the first Unionized Fast-Food Workers in the country to bargain a contract, a landmark victory in the fight to organize some of the most vulnerable Workers in the country. Burgerville and the Burgerville Workers Union, more»
Published on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - Burgerville and the Burgerville Workers Union have negotiated a tentative contract, which covers five of the regional chain's 40 locations, the chain announced. The agreement was reached after 51 bargaining sessions, which began in June 2018, the company said in a press release e-mailed to Restaurant Dive. The contract must pass more»
Published on Sunday, November 14, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - Artists are usually the ones associated with suffering for their art, but these days, the pain applies to Industry Workers too. Art museums nationwide are undergoing a wave of Unionization efforts to confront conditions that Workers - from Archivists and Curators to those selling T-shirts - say are untenable: minimal wage increases; more»
Published on Friday, November 12, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - When Brandy Fishback, a Behavioral Health Case Manager, and her Co-Workers decided to form a Union with Oregon American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 75 earlier this year, they hoped to work with their employer to fix safety issues and lower a nearly 20% turnover rate that was hurting client more»
Published on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Union organizing at Starbucks’ Buffalo-area stores is petitioning the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to hold votes at three more locations - in addition to the trio whose Employees are already slated to be mailed ballots. “In spite of an intense Anti-Union campaign, Workers are stepping up very courageously to more»
Starbucks Baristas Get Ready For A ‘Landmark Vote’ On A Union This Week In Buffalo ‘Amid All Kinds Of Union-Busting Pressure From Management’
Published on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - U.S. Workers have authorized strikes in a wide swath of industries and quit jobs in record number, but could soon pull off an even more audacious coup: Winning a unionization vote at one of the country’s signature Non-Union firms, Starbucks. On Wednesday (November 10th), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will mail more»
An Organizing Labor Perspective: The Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Shows’ Latino Workers ‘The Need for Union Organizing’
Published on Sunday, November 7, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
LatinoRebels.com Editor’s Note: Sonja Diaz is the Founding Director of the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, a Research Think Tank. Yanira Merino is President of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, the leading national organization for Latino(a) Workers and their families. Even as the Nation continues to grapple with the more»
Published on Friday, November 5, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(COLUMBUS, OHIO) - Librarians and other Workers at Worthington Libraries have voted 80-to-10 (89%) to form their Union with the Ohio Federation of Teachers (OFT), according to election results that were released by Ohio’s State Employment Relations Board (SERB). The Organizing Campaign was driven by concerns that too many library policies, including more»
Image Comics Staffers Form New Union: Comic Book Workers United - Request Voluntary Recognition ‘In An Effort To Seek Better’ Working Conditions
Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - The Staffers of Image Comics have formed a new Union - Comic Book Workers United, and are requesting voluntary recognition from Image and the rest of the Comic Book Industry. The formation of this Union is part of a movement to improve conditions in the Comic Book Industry, which was hit hard by the Coronavirus Pandemic and continues more»
Valdivia Trucking Drivers - Who Haul Construction Materials & Sought Respect/Improvements On The Job, Vote To Join Teamsters Local 665 In California
Published on Monday, November 1, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORINA) – Drivers with Valdivia Trucking have voted overwhelmingly in favor of representation by Teamsters Local 665. The 25 Drivers haul materials to and from construction sites in San Francisco and the North Bay. The campaign to organize at the family-owned company was swift and decisive. It only took three months from more»
"We’re Going To Become The First Union Starbucks In The United States” - Buffalo Starbucks Partners ‘Win Major Victory’ At NLRB, Workers Will Now Vote To Unionize Between November 10th & December 8th
Published on Friday, October 29, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Acting Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Buffalo Office has issued a decision that will allow Starbucks Partners to vote in separate Union Elections at individual stores, as requested by SBWorkersUnited, the Union seeking to gain Union recognition for the Workers. The Union Elections for the more»
Published on Thursday, October 28, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA) - A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Judge has ordered Universal Logistics companies to reinstate and award back pay to Truckers it fired upon learning they were going to Unionize. On October 19th, Administrative Judge Michael Rosas ordered Universal Intermodal Services, Southern Counties Express, Roadrunner Intermodal more»
Allina Mental Health Workers Join Wave Of Union Organizing ‘After Overwhelmingly Voting To Join’ SEIU Healthcare Minnesota
Published on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA) – Eighty-five Senior Mental Health Coordinators at Abbott Northwestern Hospital have voted to join Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Minnesota, joining a wave of Union Organizing happening in Minnesota. This is the third Allina group to join SEIU Healthcare Minnesota in the past month, along with the more»
"Non-Profit And Tech Workers Alike Are Becoming Increasingly Aware Of The Power A Union Brings Them At Work" - Code For America Staff Union Voluntarily Recognized, Becoming First "Civic Tech" Union In The United States
Published on Sunday, October 24, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Staff at Code for America (CFA), a non-profit organization focused on closing the technology gap between the Public and Private Sectors, are the latest tech workers who have chosen to be represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Tech Workers Union Local 1010. Management voluntarily recognized the CFA more»
“We Need To Have Our Voices Heard, So We Decided To Join The Union And Fight For Our Rights” - Dollar General Workers ‘Push To Unionize Amid Hostility From Above’
Published on Friday, October 22, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BARKHAMSTED, CONNECTICUT) - The low-cost retailer Dollar General has the highest number of store locations in America, with over 17,600 stores in 46 states, and its golden and black logo has become ubiquitous across the country. The company’s rapid footprint is continuing to grow, as a staggering nearly one out of every three retail stores opening more»
Published on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - Researchers and Professors from across all University of Pittsburgh campuses have voted by a wide margin to form a Faculty Union, according to a copy of an election returns document The Pitt News obtained, setting the stage for changes in the relationship between Faculty and administrators. Out of a total of 2,203 Faculty more»
Doctors Hospital Of Manteca RNs Vote By 94% To ‘Go Union’ With The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United - ‘Safe Staffing & A Greater Voice In Patient Care Were Key’ Concerns
Published on Monday, October 18, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MANTECA, CALIFORNIA) - Registered Nurses (RNs) at Doctors Hospital of Manteca (DHM) are the newest Members of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) after voting by a 94% margin for Union Representation. When the ballots were counted, a total of 121 RNs voted to join CNA, with just eight votes for no Union. The mail-in ballot more»
“We Are Coming Together To Improve Working Conditions And Secure Better Wages” - City Of Lawrence, Kansas Workers File Petition To ‘Go Union’ With The Teamsters
Published on Thursday, October 14, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(LAWRENCE, KANSAS) – Teamsters Local 696 in Topeka announced that the Union has filed a petition with the City of Lawrence, asking that they conduct a Union Election for Workers employed by the City of Lawrence Municipal Services and Operations Department. “We are coming together to improve working conditions and secure better wages. We know more»
Published on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Brookings Institution has voluntarily recognized their Staff’s Union - Brookings United, and their selection of the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU) Local 70 to be their Collective Bargaining Representative. The following statement was released: We are extremely excited to begin this new chapter in more»
Published on Sunday, October 10, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ASHTABULA, OHIO) – More than140 workers at two INEOS Pigments plants in Ashtabula, Ohio, joined the International Chemical Workers Union Council (ICWUC)-United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) and International Brotherhood of Teamsters. INEOS is a global chemical company, and INEOS Pigments is one of the largest producers of titanium dioxide in more»
Published on Friday, October 8, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN) - Techs at UP Health System-Marquette (UPHS) have voted to form a Union with the Michigan Nurses Association, (MNA) the organization announced. The Techs won their Union with 92% voting yes in a final 159-to-13 count. “By voting to form a Union, we have won a voice and we want to use that voice to advocate for our more»
Published on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SEATTLE, WASHINGTON) - Workers employed at the Ponder Cannabis Store in Seattle have voted to join United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 21. The eight Workers, who are charge of bud tending, cash handling, medical cannabis and inventory at the store, joined the UFCW because they were concerned about unjust firings and insufficient wages and more»
Published on Sunday, October 3, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Employees of the National Audubon Society have formed a Union after a contentious year-long campaign that brought workplace issues and standoffs with management to light. By a 90-to-14 margin, eligible Staff Members of the national chapter voted to join the Communications Workers of America (CWA), which will represent them in contract more»
Published on Friday, October 1, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Workers at Beneficial State Bank have ratified their first-ever Union contract, the two sides announced in separate statements on Wednesday (September 29th). The agreement with Local 7901 and Local 9412 of Communications Workers of America (CWA) covers about 96 Workers at 13 branches in the states of Oregon, California and Washington, including Bankers, more»
Oxford University Press Staffers Vote To ‘Go Union,’ Becoming ‘The First Major Publishing House To Unionize With’ The NewsGuild
Published on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Employees at the New York Office of Oxford University Press have voted 84-to-21 in favor of forming the OUP USA Guild, becoming the first major academic publishing house to Unionize with The NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America (CWA) - and the second new to officially join the Guild. “It’s so surreal right now,” more»
Bull Moose Retail Workers In New Hampshire Unionize With UFCW For COVID Safety & ‘To Support Good Union Jobs’ For 12,000 New England Front Line Workers
Published on Monday, September 27, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SALEM, NEW HAMPSHIRE) - United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1445, which represents 12,000 Essential Workers in grocery, health care and other front line industries across New England, has announced Retail Workers at Bull Moose in Salem have voted unanimously to Unionize. The Union vote comes after Bull Moose fired Workers in May 2021 for more»
"We Want To Break The Cycle That So Many Of Us At Hello Fresh Are Under" - UNITE HERE Works To Unionize Workers In Colorado & California As Popular Food Delivery Kit Company Hires Union-Busters To Stop Organizing Campaign
Published on Thursday, September 23, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Over the last year Hello Fresh, a popular food delivery kit, sold 278 million meals to Americans and doubled its revenue to $2.4 billion. But as wealthy Americans sat at home cooking their meals, Hello Fresh Workers were struggling with low wages and dangerous work. These working conditions have led to 1,300 Hello Fresh workers deciding to hold a vote to more»
Published on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA) - L. Kling’s first job in a craft distillery will also be their first Union job in a craft distillery. After working part-time making hand sanitizer in 2020 at Du Nord Social Spirits, a Minneapolis producer of small-batch liquors, they were hired full-time as a production lead this past February. By mid-June, Kling more»
Workers At Darwin’s Are Forming A Union - Massachusetts Café Workers ‘Found Inspiration’ In The Recent & Successful Organizing Effort At Pavement Coffeehouse In Boston & Ongoing Organizing Efforts At Starbucks In Buffalo
Published on Sunday, September 19, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS) - Workers at Darwin’s Ltd., a Cambridge cafe with four locations, are forming a Union. Late last week, the Darwin’s United Organizing Committee sent a letter to management informing them of their intent to form a Union. In the letter, the Organizing Committee requested that management voluntarily recognize the Union more»
Published on Thursday, September 16, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - There was an unusual exhibition held outside the Art Institute of Chicago on a recent evening where about 200 employees of the world-renowned art museum and associated school gathered along South Michigan Avenue to rally in support of a Unionization Movement at the iconic cultural institution. If successful, the Art Institute of more»
A ‘Huge’ Unionization Vote ‘Is Looming’ At The University Of Pittsburgh - ‘If’ 3,500 Educators ‘Win, It Will Be The Largest New Union In The U.S. This Year’
Published on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - At the University of Pittsburgh, roughly 3,500 Educators are currently voting on whether to Unionize. Should they do so, they would constitute the largest new Union in the United States so far this year. The election, years in the making, is being conducted through the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (PLRB). Mail-in more»
“Starbucks Is ‘Sending In All Their Corporate People To Try To Smash Us’” - Starbucks Partners ‘Defy’ Company’s Union Busting Tactics, Move Forward On Filing For NLRB Elections ‘At Two More’ Buffalo Area Coffee Shops, Bringing Total Number To Five
Published on Thursday, September 9, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, several area Starbucks Partners provided an update on their Union Organizing efforts on Wednesday (September 8th), saying Partners at two more Starbucks Coffee Shops have moved forward on filing for National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Union Elections, bringing the total number of Buffalo area filings more»
Published on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NORFOLK, VIRGINIA) - When negotiations failed to produce a new contract at a Volvo plant in Virginia this Spring, its 2,900 Workers went out on Strike. The company soon dangled what looked like a tempting offer - at least to the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local Leaders who recommended it to their Members: Pay raises, signing bonuses and lower-priced health more»
Published on Sunday, September 5, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
CNN Editor’s Note: Reshma Saujani is the founder of Girls Who Code, an International non-Profit Organization working to close the gender gap in technology while teaching girls confidence and bravery through coding, and the founder of the Marshall Plans for Moms Movement. She is the author of the forthcoming book: Pay Up: The Future of Women and Work more»
Published on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(LAWRENCE, KANSAS) – Workers employed by GPS Impact will now be represented by the Teamsters Union after Local 696 in Topeka, Kansas secured voluntary Card-Check Recognition. The 28 newest Members of Local 696 work in a wide-range of communications, digital and media roles for the political media firm. Workers overwhelmingly signed up to become more»
Published on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Staff of The Washingtonian Magazine has Unionized after the Guild won its National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)-supervised Union Election with a 15-to-2 vote. A public push for a Union came a month after the company’s CEO published a controversial, top-down, back-to-office plan approach in an Op-Ed. In May, Staff of the more»
A ‘Historic Win’ For The Communications Workers Of America, AT&T In-Home Expert Workers Vote To Join The Union
Published on Sunday, August 29, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN) - In an historic win, AT&T In Home Expert (IHX) Workers in Southfield, Michigan have overwhelmingly voted to join the Communications Workers of America (CWA) with 84% of the vote. IHX Workers nationwide want to join CWA, but have met strong resistance from AT&T at every step, Union Officials said. After AT&T refused to more»
More Coffee Worker Organizing News - In The Buffalo Area, 50 Starbucks Workers Are Trying To Form A Union After A 'Perfect Storm' Of ‘Understaffing & Unhappy’ Customers
Published on Thursday, August 26, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Fifty Starbucks Workers in the Buffalo area are trying to form a Union, which would be a first for the coffee chain. They formed an Organizing Committee under the name Starbucks Workers United and released a public letter to Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson on Twitter which was picked up by local news outlets. "We are forming a Union to more»
The Center For Biological Diversity Recognizes Employee Union After Card Check Count - Workers ‘Go Union’ With The Communications Workers Of America
Published on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(TUCSON, ARIZONA) - The Center for Biological Diversity has recognized its new Employee Union - Workers for Biological Diversity/Communications Workers of America (CWA), following a card count that showed 68% of the eligible Workers support joining the Union. Workers at the National Conservation Organization announced the formation of their Union in more»
Somerset Marijuana Dispensary Workers At Solar Therapeutics In Massachusetts File For Union Election
Published on Sunday, August 22, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SOMERSET, MASSACHUSETTS) - Workers at Solar Therapeutics, a local dispensary, are Unionizing following a trend of local marijuana facilities joining Unions. Workers from Solar Therapeutics have delivered a letter to management asking them to voluntarily recognize the Union and begin the process of bargaining for their first Union Contract. The Workers more»
Physicians Employed By Rehoboth McKinley Healthcare Services In New Mexico ‘Go Union’ With The Union Of American Physicians And Dentists
Published on Thursday, August 19, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(GALLUP, NEW MEXICO) - Physicians employed at Rehoboth McKinley Christian Healthcare Services (RMCHCS) in Gallup have announced they have decided to form a Union in partnership with the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD). The Physicians submitted their signed Union Authorization Cards to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and have more»
Published on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Members of Politico's newsroom are actively mounting an effort to Unionize with the NewsGuild, sources tell Axios. Politico's newsroom is one of the largest newsrooms to have resisted organizing efforts in the past and a successful Unionization Drive would be a major win for Newsroom Labor Groups. Union Organizers have been conducting more»
Published on Sunday, August 15, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SALEM, OREGON) - Trailblazing aides at the Oregon Capitol have voted overwhelmingly to form the Nation’s first-ever Legislative Staff Union, a victory that’s captured the attention of Statehouse Workers from coast to coast. Now, the new members of Seattle-based International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 89 are preparing to more»
Code For America Employees Are Unionizing - More Than 75% Of Eligible Employees Indicated Their Support To ‘Go Union’
Published on Thursday, August 12, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - Employees at Code for America (CFA) have announced they are unionizing with the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 1010. Organizers say 62 people have signed Authorization Cards, meaning 77% of eligible Employees have indicated their support to Go Union. The national non-profit builds tech more»
Published on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Workers at Catalist, a data firm that works with progressive causes, have formed a Union that has been voluntarily recognized by management. Thirty of the company’s 38 eligible Employees have joined the Catalist Union and will be represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA), which has made significant inroads into more»