Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Macon, Georgia Kumho Workers ‘Overcome’ Company’s Anti-Union Campaign, Vote To ‘Go Union’ With The United Steelworkers
Published on Thursday, August 13, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MACON, GEORGIA) – Workers at Kumho Tire in Macon, Georgia have won their battle to join the United Steelworkers (USW), despite the corporation’s relentless and illegal campaign to thwart their Organizing Rights. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has declared the Union Drive victorious after processing the final 13 ballots from the more»
Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Strippers have been fighting for fair Labor practices for years. Until now, they've faced barriers to forming Unions. Most clubs hire Dancers as Independent Contractors, making them exempt from laws protecting official collective organizing efforts within their workplaces. But on July 31st, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) upheld a ruling that more»
‘An Organizing Success In The Age Of COVID-19’ - United Nurses Associations Of California/Union Of Health Care Professionals ‘Grows By’ 1,350 Members
Published on Sunday, August 9, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN DIMAS, CALIFORNIA) - More than 1,350 Kaiser Permanente Health Care Employees have joined the United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP) Family. The newest Union Members include Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists working in Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Region. This organizing more»
“Some People ‘Are Calling This Moment The Great Awakening’” - Philadelphia Restaurant Workers ‘Are Organizing For Higher Wages & Better Working Conditions Despite’ The Coronavirus Pandemic
Published on Thursday, August 6, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - In June, as uprisings over racism and police brutality roiled Philadelphia, the owners of the revered Vegan Restaurants Vedge and V Street sent a note to Staff acknowledging the import of the moment - but quickly pivoting from human rights to animal rights. “Our business was born out of compassion,” they wrote. more»
Hearst Magazines’ Staff Of 500, Who Are Employed At 28 Different Magazines, ‘Vote Overwhelmingly’ To Unionize With Writers Guild Of America East
Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Hearst Magazines’ Digital and Print Staff has voted overwhelmingly - 241-to-83 - to Unionize with the Writers Guild of America (WGA) East in an election administered by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The new Bargaining Unit includes some 500 Members from Hearst Magazine’s Editorial, Video, Design, Photo and Social more»
Published on Sunday, August 2, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO) - In spite of a national health crisis and strong employer resistance, Baristas from two CoffeeMongers Stores in Albuquerque have voted to join United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1564 for better wages they have earned and deserve, the Union announced. A dozen Baristas at CoffeeMongers met with Local 1564 Staff via more»
45,000 California Family Child Care Providers ‘Go Union’ - ‘Largest’ Union Election Victory In Two Decades, ‘Positions Diverse Workforce To Fight For An Equitable Recovery For Every California Child’
Published on Thursday, July 30, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA) - California Child Care Providers have voted to be represented by the Statewide Child Care Provider Union, Child Care Providers United (CCPU). This result, which comes after Care Providers succeeded in their 17-year battle to win authorizing legislation from the state, gives them the ability to bargain together for higher pay, more»
Published on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS) - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kansas has recognized its Employees’ Union, the United Media Guild-Communications Workers of America (CWA) reports. The verified support for the Union comes through Card Check, which is a process in which a majority of Workers in a Bargaining Unit sign authorization forms, or more»
Arizona’s ‘First-Ever’ Nurses’ Union Contract Signed In Tucson - Agreement Culminates ‘Long Struggle’ For A ‘Voice In The Workplace’ & ‘Safe’ Working Conditions For Themselves And Their Patients
Published on Sunday, July 26, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(TUCSON, ARIZONA) - Registered Nurses (RNs) employed at St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s Hospitals in Tucson have voted overwhelmingly to approve their first contract with the help of the National Nurses United (NNU)/National Nurses Organizing Committee. The vote was the culmination of a long struggle by the Nurses for a voice in the workplace and more»
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez For Congress Campaign Workers Just Ratified A 2-Year Union Contract That Includes Overtime Pay ‘Above’ 40 Hours Per Week - ‘Which Is Virtually Unheard Of On Campaigns’ - And ‘Unlimited’ Sick Leave
Published on Thursday, July 23, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) – U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (New York-14) Campaign Staff have just reached a deal to Unionize with the Campaign Workers Guild, ratifying a two-year contract that includes Overtime Pay above 40 hours per week (which is virtually unheard of on campaigns), unlimited Sick Leave, And Language Protecting Immigrant more»
The Unionization Attempt At No Evil Foods ‘Holds Lessons For Workers Across The U.S.’ - Employees At A Growing Vegan Food Company Have Insights Into ‘How To Overcome The Challenges’ Of Organizing In A Liberal Workplace
Published on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WEAVERVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) - Employees who try to Unionize their workplace can usually expect what is called a “Captive Audience” Meeting, where management gives their “perspective” on the Unionization Drive. Because management can force Workers to attend these meetings, it is often an effective tool if the leadership of a more»
Imagine An Employer Doing This In The United States: British Cleaning Company Suggests ‘It May Only Provide’ PPE ‘If’ Workers ‘Ditch’ Their Union - Employees Call It “Blatant Union Busting”
Published on Sunday, July 19, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(THE UNITED KINGDOM) - A cleaning company has been accused of threatening to withhold potentially life-saving Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) from Cleaners employed at a prestigious south London academy, unless they disaffiliate from their Union. In recordings heard by VICE News, Ridge Crest Cleaning Regional Manager Emma McNabola is heard telling a more»
NLRB Charges Filed Against The Progressive Climate Change Organization Sunrise Movement After The Alleged Firing Of Employee For His Union Activity
Published on Thursday, July 16, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CLEVELAND, OHIO) - A Worker employed by the progressive Climate Change Organization Sunrise Movement tells Strikewave he was fired for organizing a Union and that an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Charge has been filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Akshai Singh, A Regional Organizer based in Cleveland for Sunrise Movement, was fired on more»
Published on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - In a landslide vote of 46-to-1, Workers employed at the Children's Law Center based in New York City have decisively won their Union with the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (ALAA)-United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2325 in an NLRB Mail Ballot Election. These Workers are the latest in an upsurge of organizing of Legal Services Workers more»
In ‘One Of The Largest Organizing Victories In The South’ In Recent Years, Atlanta, Georgia-Based AGL Employees Ratify Contract, Become ‘Full’ IBEW Members
Published on Sunday, July 12, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) - One of the largest Organizing victories in the South in recent years reached a crucial milestone when the Members of Atlanta International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1997 voted overwhelmingly to approve their first contract with Atlanta Gas Light. The final votes were cast May 1st after failed Organizing Drives in more»
Published on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(HOOD RIVER, OREGON) - A group of 112 Workers employed at the Mid-Columbia Center for Living in Hood River, Oregon is the latest in a string of Behavioral Health Care Units to Unionize with Oregon AFSCME (American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees). The Workers provide mental health and addiction recovery services to residents of Hood more»
Cards Against Humanity Card Game Workers Unionize, Come Forward About Their ‘Abusive’ Office Culture
Published on Monday, July 6, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - The widely popular card game, Cards Against Humanity (CAH) labels itself “a party game for horrible people” - a slogan that’s aged quite poorly. If you visit their site, you might find yourself smirking at their ridiculous and vapid humor - like their Period Pack deck, which is all about “having your period, more»
Published on Friday, July 3, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - In a historic first for the State of Illinois, Workers at the Sunnyside Cannabis Dispensary in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood have voted overwhelmingly to Unionize with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). Overseen by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Union Certification Election was conducted by mail due more»
“We Just Want To Be Appreciated” - 100 Black Women Vote To Unionize At Warminster Rehab Center Outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WARMINSTER, PENNSYLVANIA) - The early months of the Coronavirus lockdown were tough on the more than 100 Aides employed at Delaware Valley Residential Care. The aides, Black Women making $11 an hour caring for patients with traumatic brain injuries at the Residential Rehab Center in Warminster near Philadelphia, struggled with child care as day cares and more»
Published on Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(LEDYARD, CONNECTICUT) – Para-Professionals in a Connecticut School District have not let the COVID-19 crisis prevent them from gaining a voice on the job as Ledyard Public Schools’ Para-Professionals have voted decisively to join American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 4 - which represents 30,000 State more»
Published on Friday, June 26, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN) - University of Michigan (UM) Employees no longer need formal elections to form recognized Bargaining Units, according to a just-passed Board of Regents resolution. The decision - which passed by a 6-to-1 vote - comes after several months of deliberation on Labor issues at the highest levels of UM Administration. The proposal was more»
Published on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA) - Nearly 100 Health Care Workers employed at the Twinbrook Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, the Suburban Erie Nursing Home whose management practices drew scrutiny from state regulators and lawmakers, have voted to Unionize. The vote to form a Union with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare, which represents more»
Published on Sunday, June 21, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) – Justice in Motion has recognized the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys-United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2325 as the Collective Bargaining Representative of its Workers - pursuant to a card check, it was announced. Staff emphasized that while the Coronavirus Pandemic is not the reason they organized, it brought to light the need more»
Published on Friday, June 19, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE) - Jeff Holland, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at Erlanger for the past three years, said the COVID-19 Pandemic and its impact on Staff has "created an environment where Employees are working in fear and intimidation for their jobs." Holland said Nurses are being asked to care for more patients even while the hospital has cut more»
Published on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In April, six non-profits based in the Nation’s Capital - ranging from the National Women’s Law Center and J Street to Friends of the Earth and Groundwork Collaborative - announced their plans to Unionize with the Non-Profit Professional Employees Union (NPEU), a Washington, D.C.-based affiliate of the International more»
PTI Rail Crew Drivers in California, Nevada ‘Go Union’ With The United Electrical Workers To Maintain Standards & Work Safety
Published on Monday, June 15, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(STATES OF CALIFORNIA & NEVADA) - PTI (Professional Transportation, Incorporated) Workers in the states of California and Nevada, who transport Rail Crews in passenger vans for the Union Pacific Railroad, voted to join the United Electrical Workers (UE) in a recently-held NLRB Election. This was UE’s first Organizing Election since the onset of more»
Published on Thursday, June 11, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - The Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) is seeking counsel from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, a Global and Anti-Union Law Firm headquartered in the city, following the May 22nd announcement by Staffers that they were launching a Union Drive. A press release issued by the Pro-Union Staff Members claims museum leadership stayed more»
Published on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Bronx Defenders Employees are Unionizing and adding to the growing ranks of Legal Services Non-Profits that have organized in recent years. Workers at the public defense non-profit, which represents low-income people in New York, have announced their Unionization plans to management. The Bronx Defenders is one of a handful Of Non-Profit more»
“Now We Have The Support We Need To Advance Our Profession.” - Therapists At Kaiser Hawaii ‘Go Union,’ Join United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals Following Grassroots Campaign
Published on Sunday, June 7, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(HONOLULU, HAWAII) – Rehabilitation Therapists at Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii recently voted to Go Union, joining United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP). The 60 Hawaii Therapists become the latest in a wave of Therapists, Pharmacists and other Health Care Professionals who have joined UNAC/UHCP to gain more»
Published on Friday, June 5, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA) – The National Labor Relations Board has set the date for a hearing addressing allegations Boeing South Carolina unjustly fired Workers because they wanted to Unionize. A Regional Office of the NLRB has sent a notice that a hearing will begin on September 1st at a location in or around North Charleston. Allegations more»
Published on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) - Nurses in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina have filed a petition to form a Union with National Nurses United. Roughly 1,600 Nurses are expected to be eligible to vote. Despite the challenges of the Coronavirus Pandemic and a relentless Union-Busting Campaign that has delayed the election, Nurses at Mission Hospital more»
Published on Monday, June 1, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) - U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy III's Senate Campaign Staff has Unionized, becoming the newest Members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103. IBEW Local 103 was an early backer of Kennedy's Primary Campaign against U.S. Senator Ed Markey. IBEW Local 103 Business Manager Lou Antonellis announced the more»
Organize Your Workplace: Rebuilding Rank-And-File Worker Organizations ‘Must Be’ Labor’s Priority ‘And Central To That Project Will Be Recreating & Strengthening A Core Of Class-Conscious’ Workplace Activists – ‘The Militant Minority’
Published on Thursday, May 28, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
The Coronavirus is causing a major global, social and economic crisis. In the United States, the government’s response to this crisis has been disastrous and employers are showing, as usual, that they have no qualms about putting their own profits above the health and safety of their Workers and of the public. Strikes and other forms of on-the-job more»
Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
As the Coronavirus crisis gained momentum at the end of March, Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle made headlines for cutting his annual salary from $954,810 to $10,000. And although the company’s retail stores would temporarily close, Columbia announced that it would continue to pay its Store Workers. The moves landed Boyle on a shortlist of more»
Published on Thursday, May 21, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN) - Across the country, communities are cheering Health Care Workers as Heroes in the war against COVID-19, yet - hospitals are using the crisis to continue to bust Unions and fire Activist Employees. UCOMM previously reported about Nurses in New Jersey being fired for speaking up about their hospital’s refusal to let them wear more»
Published on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - There seems to be a new story every day about potentially deadly working conditions during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Nearly 5,000 Workers at meatpacking plants in 19 states have tested positive for COVID-19. Amazon Workers in California say the company is skirting new legislation on Paid Sick Leave. Grocers are finding it harder more»
Published on Sunday, May 17, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI) – Dollar General failed to show an Employee said to have threatened fellow Co-Workers leading up to a Union Ratification Vote was acting as an agent of the Union, the Eighth Circuit ruled. The decision means the discount store chain must recognize United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 655 as the Collective more»
People Magazine Digital Team Declares Intention To Form A Union - 96% Of The Brand's Digital Group Employees Nationwide Who Are Eligible Have Signed Cards Indicating Their Interest In Organizing
Published on Friday, May 15, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - As the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic continues to lead to furloughs and layoffs at news organizations, People's Digital Team has announced its intention to form a Union, joining its Print Division, which is already Unionized, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ninety-six percent of People's Digital Group Employees nationwide who are more»
Published on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - A Union seeking to represent about 3,000 Editorial Employees at Hearst Magazines has won a major battle after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rejected the company’s petition to have the Union split into six different Bargaining Units. In a 133-page decision, NLRB Regional Director John J. Walsh ruled that the Full-Time and more»
An ‘Overwhelming Majority’ Of Staff At The New York City Civil Liberties Union ‘Seek Voluntary Recognition To Form A Union’
Published on Monday, May 11, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - An overwhelming majority of Staff at the New York City Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) has announced they are seeking voluntary recognition to form a Union at the NYCLU with the National Organization of Legal Services Workers/United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2320. "NYCLU Staff are proud to join the growing movement of Non-Profit Workers to more»
Unionization Drive At TCGplayer In Syracuse Fails - Suspension Of Vote Reportedly Followed A Company Campaign To ‘Talk Workers Out Of Voting To Join The Union’
Published on Friday, May 8, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SYRACUSE, NEW YORK) - A Union has called off an effort backed by former Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders to represent nearly 100 Warehouse Workers at Syracuse’s TCGplayer, one of the Nation’s largest distributors of Magic: The Gathering and other trading cards. An Organizing Committee of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local more»
Biden Campaign Organizers Ratify Union Contract – ‘For The First Time,’ The Staff Of A Major Party’s Presidential Nominee Will Be Covered By A Union Pact
Published on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Field Organizers for Vice President Joe Biden’s Presidential Campaign have ratified a Union Contract that will give them a $15-an-hour Minimum Wage, Overtime Pay and a Grievance Process. Biden’s campaign had previously recognized a Union representing its Organizers in Iowa, the first state to vote in the Democratic Presidential Primary. The more»
Workers ‘Need To Unionize To Protect Themselves’ From Algorithmic Bosses - Report Says ‘Rapid Expansion’ Of Algorithmic Management Technology ‘Should Be A Cause For Deep Concern For All’ Workers
Published on Monday, May 4, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
In many low wage U.S. workplaces, 2019 looked like a dystopian nightmare. Algorithmic Pay Models and AI (Artificial Intelligence) Surveillance Technologies spread to new industries and increased their grip on others. Many Workers are now accountable to algorithms, instead of bosses. Countless Amazon Warehouse Workers suffered injuries while trying to more»
Pandemic Job Actions ‘Offer Hope For Renewed’ Labor Movement - Front-Line Workers ‘Are Staging Job Action After Job Action In Their Quest For Protection From The Coronavirus’
Published on Friday, May 1, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK) - Jordan Flowers never thought he would become a Labor Leader, then the Coronavirus forced him to risk his life every time he clocked in. The Robotics Operator at Amazon’s Staten Island Warehouse helped lead one of the first walkouts at the site - a protest over the company's lack of protective equipment. A month later, more»
Published on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Pageant Media’s U.S. Employees announced this week that they are Unionizing. The company has a niche audience and covers registered, private, credit and real estate investment sectors. “We are forming a Union to build a diverse, rewarding work culture that elevates diligence and excellence,” Organizers wrote in a more»
Published on Sunday, April 26, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Stacy Davis Gates led off the first-ever Labor Notes Virtual Conference earlier this month, calling on Workplace Activists to “pivot from mourning into action. “This is a ‘moment that we won’t get back, and if we’re not careful this moment will dovetail into more austerity,’” more»
The Daily Beast Reports Wired Staff Is Unionizing As Condé Nast Bosses ‘Plan Deep Cuts And Layoffs’ That Are Being Attributed To The Coronavirus
Published on Friday, April 24, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Writers at the Technology Outfit Wired magazine will form an Editorial Union as the publication’s parent company Condé Nast plans deep cuts amid the Coronavirus-fueled economic downturn that has ravaged the media landscape. Organizers informed magazine managers this week that they will Unionize with the NewsGuild of New York, more»
Amazon-Owned Whole Foods ‘Quietly Tracks’ Employees With A ‘Heat Map Tool’ That ‘Ranks Which Stores Are Most Risk Of Unionizing,’ According To People With Knowledge Of The Effort & Internal Documents Viewed By Business Insider
Published on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Whole Foods is keeping an eye on stores at risk of Unionizing through an interactive heat map, according to five people with knowledge of the matter and internal documents viewed by Business Insider. The heat map is powered by an elaborate scoring system, which assigns a rating to each of Whole Foods' 510 stores based on the likelihood that their Employees more»
‘Wanting A Voice’ In The Workplace, Public Accountability Initiative Staffers ‘Go Union’ - Workers Vote For Communications Workers Of America Representation
Published on Monday, April 20, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Staffers employed at the Buffalo-headquartered Public Accountability Initiative, a non-profit Public Interest Research Organization that’s focused on corporate and government accountability and specializes in researching and mapping power, has Gone Union - voting to be represented by the Communications Workers of America more»
Published on Monday, April 13, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A 10-month organizing effort to improve transparency, achieve collective bargaining power and ensure the Democratic values that they espouse abroad are similarly observed in their own workplace, more than 150 Employees at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) have voted by overwhelming majority to join Office and Professional more»