Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
"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»
Chicago Art Institute Workers ‘Want’ Representation With AFSCME & Are Asking Management ‘Not To Interfere With’ Their Unionization Campaign
Published on Sunday, August 8, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - Employees at the Art Institute of Chicago are organizing a Union and asking managers not to interfere with their campaign, potentially opening a new frontier in local Labor Activism. Organizers hope to Unionize about 330 Museum Employees, some of whom were affected by furloughs and temporary pay cuts during the Coronavirus Pandemic. more»
The Democratic National Committee Voluntarily Recognizes Staff Union - Workers At The DNC Will Now Be Members Of SEIU Local 500
Published on Thursday, August 5, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Staff Members at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) are the latest Workers to organize after committee officials agreed to voluntarily recognize their Union. The Employees will be represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 500, which represents Public Sector Workers in the D.C. and Maryland area. About more»
43 Zara Workers Employed At Two Retail Stores In Connecticut ‘Go Union’ - Join UFCW Local 919 ‘For A Better Life’
Published on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Workers at two Zara stores in Greenwich and Norwalk, Connecticut recently joined United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 919 for a better life. The 43 Workers said they wanted to be Unionized with the UFCW because of the Union’s leadership as the top Union in the country representing Retail Workers. They also wanted a voice in the more»
Published on Sunday, August 1, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(TUCSON, ARIZONA) - As Restaurant and Retail Workers are leaving the industries in droves across the United States, a group of Restaurant Workers could form the first Union of its type for their industry in Arizona. Prep and Pastry Workers are trying to start a Union for themselves and the restaurant group, Ares Collective Restaurants. “For too long more»
‘We’re Not Standing For This Anymore’ - 266 Keurig Factory Workers In California ‘Go Union,’ Vote To Unionize With The Teamsters
Published on Thursday, July 29, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA) - Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc. Workers in Victorville have voted to Unionize under the Teamsters and Organizers say company pushback suggests that tough talks lie ahead to reach the factory's first Collective Bargaining Agreement. With a vote count certified by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), 266 Workers at the Victorville more»
Techs Employed At UP Health System-Marquette ‘Go Union’ –-Vote To Join The Michigan Nurses Association
Published on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN) - Techs employed at UP Health System-Marquette have voted to form a Union with the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA), the organization announced: 92% voted Union Yes in a 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 community. We are ready to speak up for more»
“This Victory Shows When Workers Fight Anywhere, Workers Can Win Anywhere” - 400 Employees At A Central Texas Poultry Plant Vote ‘Overwhelmingly’ To Unionize With The UFCW
Published on Sunday, July 25, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WACO, TEXAS) – Four hundred Workers at the Pilgrim’s Pride Poultry Processing Plant in Waco have voted “overwhelmingly” to Unionize, the Texas AFL-CIO has announced. The next step is the negotiation of a contract by United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 540 - covering pay, benefits and working conditions. more»
Published on Thursday, July 22, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA) - Minnesota Employees are part of a wave of organizing activity across the U.S. that’s putting the Union back in the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). After a speedy Organizing Drive that took just two months, eligible Staff at the ACLU of Minnesota won voluntary recognition from the 70-year-old Civil Rights Organization more»
Published on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CLEVELAND, OHIO) - Great Lakes Brewing Company has a lot of history around its name. It is the first craft brewery in Ohio and the first to open a combination microbrewery and brewpub in the state. Nathan Ward, a Truck Driver for the company, respects that history: “I think it has a storied history here. It’s just a part of the fabric of more»
Published on Sunday, July 18, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Here’s an explainer on how one goes about forming a Union. First off, "don't ask management how to form a Union" is usually one good step. The specific procedure actually differs depending on where you work. Government Workers' Unionization Rights are governed by 50 different sets of state law. Airline Workers are governed by a somewhat different more»
Published on Thursday, July 15, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA) - High-voltage line work comes with more than its fair share of dangers, from shocks and falls to hazardous underground conditions, But when International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Lineworkers are up in buckets or working below street-level, they depend on professional Flaggers to keep them safe from a lesser-known, more»
Journalists Unionize ‘At Record Numbers’ - Leaders At Three Of The Largest Unions Representing Journalists ‘Are Unanimous - What’s Happening Now Is Historic’
Published on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
In the past decade, Workers at news publications have launched more than 200 Union Drives and more than 90% of them have been successful. Media outlets have called it a “wave,” but it’s more than that, said University of Toronto Associate Professor Nicole Cohen. It’s a movement. And that movement has reached all areas of more»
Now That ‘More’ Clovis, California School Employees Are Trying To Unionize, ‘Is Momentum Growing For A Teachers Union?’
Published on Sunday, July 11, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA) - Clovis Unified School Psychologists (CUSD) have filed a petition to form a Union and Organizers call it a “first step” toward larger Unionization efforts pushed by Educators who are part of the largest district in the State of California without a Teachers Union. A super-majority - about 75% - of the district’s 78 more»
One Medical Employees To ‘Go Union’ - COVID-19 Pandemic ‘Contributed To Feelings Of Burnout For Many’ Workers In The Healthcare Industry & In Some Cases, Employees ‘Were Disappointed In Their Companies' Responses’
Published on Thursday, July 8, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - Staff Members at One Medical, a Membership-based primary care company, has announced their intention to Unionize. According to Workers United, a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Affiliate, the Bargaining Unit will comprise about 500 Staff Members, including Customer Service Agents, Phlebotomists, Administrative more»
Published on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Late last year, Erni Poché took a temporary job with the petition website Change.org. The gig involved scouring the Internet for grassroots campaigns with the best chances of going viral then tapping the company's resources to boost their reach. "During the pandemic, I was just grateful to have a job," said Poché, who is 23 and lives in more»
‘If This Is Happening In Canada, When Will’ Starbucks’ Workers In The United States Begin To ‘Go Union?’ - British Columbia Workers At Canada’s ‘Only’ Unionized Starbucks Ratify First Contract
Published on Sunday, July 4, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Staff at Canada’s sole Unionized Starbucks location have ratified their first three-year collective agreement - a rarity in a sector that traditionally has minimal Union Representation. Last August, the Staff of a busy Starbucks drive-through in Victoria, British Columbia joined the United Steelworkers (USW), a Union that represents more than 225,000 more»
“Drivers Here Are Woefully Underpaid” - Southern Maine Public Transit Workers Vote To Unionize With The ATU
Published on Thursday, July 1, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SACO, MAINE) - Bus Drivers and other Public Transit Workers in three Southern Maine municipalities have formed a Union to help them negotiate higher wages. Thirty-two Drivers, Mechanics and other Workers in the Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard Beach Transit Service, or BSOOB Transit, have voted to join the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 714 this more»
Pavement Coffeehouse Owner Agrees To Recognize Union, Move Toward Becoming State Of Massachusetts's ‘First’ Union Café
Published on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) - Ownership at Pavement Coffeehouse have agreed to formally recognize an ongoing Unionization effort at the café chain based on a majority of cards indicating Employees’ intent to Unionize. If successful, Pavement would become the first coffee shop in Massachusetts to Unionize. “We will work together on more»
“There’s More To Come” - Organized Labor ‘Scores Key Victories’ In Organizing Workers In California’s North Bay Cannabis Sector
Published on Sunday, June 27, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA) - Organized Labor has scored significant victories in the North Bay Cannabis Sector, setting the stage for more gains as the multibillion-dollar industry continues to grow following legalization. The United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 5 has obtained recognition of 80 Manufacturing Workers at CannaCraft in Santa Rosa more»
Teamsters Announce Coordinated Nationwide Project To Unionize Amazon - In An Official Resolution Obtained By Motherboard, ‘One Of The Country's Most Powerful’ Unions ‘Has Declared An Unprecedented Effort To Unionize Amazon’
Published on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, one of the country's largest and most powerful Labor Unions, has said in an official resolution obtained by Motherboard that Unionizing and building Worker Power at Amazon is the top priority moving forward. The announcement came on Prime Day, one of Amazon's busiest days of the year. "The Teamsters will build more»
Published on Monday, June 21, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - MSNBC’s Newsroom Employees have Unionized with the Writers Guild of America (WGA) East. The organizing effort includes News Writers, Producers, Booking Producers, Fact Checkers and Planners at every program airing on the cable news outlet, including: The Rachel Maddow Show; Deadline Whitehouse; All In with Chris Hayes; The Reidout; more»
Published on Friday, June 18, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA) - Staffers at 11 Southern California newspapers, including The Orange County Register, have voted to Unionize, joining a wave of newsrooms turning to Organized Labor amid job cuts and uncertainty in the newspaper industry. The newspapers make up the Southern California News Group (SCNG), which is owned by Alden Global Capital - a New more»
Published on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NILES, ILLINOIS) - Employees of the Niles-Maine District Library are going Union with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31. Nearly 100 Librarians, Patron Support Staff and other Library Workers will be part of the new Union. The Workers recently filed a majority-interest petition with the local panel of the more»
Published on Monday, June 14, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Journalists at The Atlantic have announced the formation of a Union, reporting that 80% of Staff Writers, Copy Editors, Fact Checkers, Staff Editors, Art Directors, Engineers and Producers at the magazine and on-line platform had signed cards indicating support for The Atlantic Union. They will become part of the NewsGuild of New York and more»
AFA-CWA & Norse Atlantic Airways ‘Agree To Groundbreaking Pre-Hire’ Agreement For U.S.-Based Flight Attendant Jobs
Published on Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
The Association of Flight Attendants (AFA)-Communications Workers of America (CWA) and Norse Atlantic Airways have agreed to a groundbreaking Pre-Hire Agreement for U.S.-based Flight Attendant jobs at the new low-cost, long-haul start up airline. Norse expects to create a minimum of 700 Flight Attendant jobs in the U.S. The full contract, subject to more»
Published on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Digital Producers on Gannett's Atlantic Digital Optimization Team (DOT) have formed a Union with the NewsGuild of New York/Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 31003 to advocate for themselves, their profession and the communities they serve. The Workers are employed across a five-state region that comprises 37 websites in New more»
‘Fed Up With’ Uber & Lyft, Workers Start The ‘Drivers Cooperative’ To Compete With The ‘Two Corporate Behemoths’
Published on Sunday, June 6, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Workers are tired of the awful pay and lack of benefits at Uber and Lyft, so they’re forming their own cooperatives instead. The New York Times reports: For years, Uber and other ride-hailing companies offered the promise of entrepreneurship to Drivers. Drivers who were eager to set their own schedules signed up in droves, more»
“In The Midst Of This Pandemic, Workers See The Value In Belonging To A Union” - CVS Workers In Spring Valley, California ‘Go Union’ With The UFCW ‘For A Safer Workplace’ Amidst COVID-19
Published on Thursday, June 3, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SPRING VALLEY, CALIFORNIA) - Workers employed at a CVS Pharmacy Store in Spring Valley, California have voted to join United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 135 for workplace protections during COVID-19 Pandemic, joining colleagues at 57 other CVS Pharmacy Stores that are represented by the Local. The vote was conducted online and tallied by a more»
42 Binghamton, New York American Red Cross Workers ‘Overwhelmingly Vote To Go Union’ With The Communications Workers Of America
Published on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK) - Workers employed at the American Red Cross in Binghamton, New York have overwhelmingly voted to Unionize with Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1123. The Bargaining Unit has 42 Members who are employed in five different job titles. "The entire Membership of CWA Local 1123 congratulates our new Union Sisters and more»
Published on Sunday, May 30, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - Employees at the Brooklyn Museum are taking steps toward forming a Union, continuing a wave of organizing that has swept New York institutions over the past few years. Workers at the museum are seeking increased job security, higher wages, and greater transparency. The New York Times reported that about 130 Employees were involved more»
ORGANIZING LABOR NEWS UPDATE: General Motors Switches Gear, Now Says ‘It Will Support’ Unionization At Two New Battery Factories
Published on Friday, May 28, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - General Motors (GM) now says it will support efforts by the United Auto Workers UAW) to Unionize Employees at two U.S. electric vehicle battery factories that it's building in Ohio and Tennessee with a joint-venture partner. The company's statement earlier this week about the plants departs from its past stance that the joint more»