Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
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»
Published on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
The United Auto Workers (UAW) Union is prepared to battle General Motors (GM) at two new battery cell factories if the automaker won't allow a simplified process to organize Workers there. “If they choose the low road, we’ll fight,” Cindy Estrada, UAW Vice President and Director of the Organizing Department, told the Free Press this more»
The NLRB Issues Complaint Against Lush Cosmetics For Violating Its Workers' Union Rights - Says Company ‘Illegally Interrogated’ Worker About Union Activity
Published on Monday, May 24, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - Following a three-month investigation, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint against Lush Cosmetics for violating U.S. Labor Law by allegedly interrogating and threatening Workers at a San Francisco store for engaging in Union activity, Motherboard has confirmed. "(Lush) threatened Employees with more»
Published on Friday, May 21, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
In early March, the Union drive at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, appeared to be gaining steam. A slew of high-profile politicians had recently come out in support of the effort, including Georgia Voting Rights Activist Stacey Abrams. NFL Football Players and celebrities jumped onboard. President Joe Biden delivered a historic speech more»
The Animation Studio That Makes ‘Archer Won’t Recognize’ Their Workers’ Union Animators At Floyd County Productions Say Company’s ‘Failed On Multiple Accounts To Live Up To Its Progressive Values’
Published on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
In the first season of the popular animated TV series, Archer, Employees at the Intelligence Agency ISIS discuss Unionizing for better pay and benefits. "Deep down, we all know we're being exploited," one Worker says in an attempt to agitate reluctant colleagues. The episode is an homage to the Labor Movement, with references to Socialist Union Organizer more»
‘No One Thinks About Them’ - Janitors Organize In South Florida, Workforce Largely Composed Of Immigrants & Women Of Color ‘Fight For A Union’ After Facing Low Wages, Poor Conditions & Lax Safety Protections During The Pandemic
Published on Monday, May 17, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Janitors in Florida are fighting to organize a Union through the Justice for Janitors Campaign as the predominantly Immigrant and Women of Color workforce have faced severely low wages, poor working conditions and lax safety protections during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Building off Union victories for Janitors at the University of Miami and Nova more»
Published on Friday, May 14, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BIG SKY RESORT, MONTANA) - Ski Patrollers at the Big Sky Resort in Montana have voted 69-to-21 in favor of Unionizing, following the growing trend of ski patrols across the industry forming Unions. Just over 100 Patrollers were eligible to take part in the vote, which had been the culmination of seven years of work. Florence Miller, a Member of the more»
Published on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - Employees of a Voodoo Doughnut shop in Portland, Oregon have been given a go-ahead by Federal Regulators to vote on being represented by a Union, a repeat of the process that led to the organization of several Burgerville units in the Pacific Northwest. Mail ballots for deciding if the Employees will be represented by Doughnut Workers more»
Teachers Of Comedy Performance & Creation At The Training Center Of Second City In Chicago ‘Go Union’ - Union Will Be Known As The Association Of International Comedy Educators
Published on Monday, May 10, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - The Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) says the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ratified the election to form a Union for Educators at the training center of Second City in Chicago. According to the IFT, 95% of the potential Membership voted to Unionize in a recent election. The Union is known as the Association of more»
Published on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BALTIMORE, MARYLAND) - Workers at the Walters Art Museum are planning to form a Union through American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 67. Workers behind the Unionization effort, called Walters Workers United, cited concerns over the health and safety of Employees, transparency, pay equity, and the museum’s more»
Published on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS) - Workers at a Massachusetts museum have voted to join a union. The Employees at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams approved affiliating with United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2110 by a 53-to-15 vote, according to a count conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), The Berkshire Eagle more»
By A ‘Huge’ 57% Margin, Registered Nurses At Maine’s Largest Hospital ‘Vote To Form First Ever’ Union With The Maine State Nurses Association/NNU
Published on Sunday, May 2, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTLAND, MAINE) - By a huge 57% margin, Registered Nurses (RNs) at Maine’s largest hospital, the Maine Medical Center (MMC), are joining the Maine State Nurses Association (MSNA)/National Nurses United (NNU). The Maine Med RNs voted 1,001-to-750 in a Mail Ballot Election counted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to form their first ever more»
The Message From The Amazon Union Defeat In Alabama ‘Is Clear: Keep Organizing!’ - Union’s Loss Shows ‘Urgent Need For Both’ Labor Law Reform & Organizing At A Mass Scale
Published on Thursday, April 29, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
On April 9th, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced the results of a Mail Ballot Certification Election that concluded on March 29th for Workers at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Bessemer, Alabama. With 3,215 votes cast, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) was defeated with at least 1,608 votes against the Union, enough more»
Published on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - An overwhelming majority of Editorial Workers at Insider, formerly known as Business Insider, have announced they’ve organized to join The NewsGuild of New York. In the spirit of making their newsroom “better every day,” the Insider Union is seeking voluntary recognition from the company in order to begin negotiations more»
Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center Workers In Rhode Island ‘Go Union’ - Vote To Unionize With The UFCW
Published on Sunday, April 25, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTSMOUTH, RHODE ISLAND) - In a milestone moment, the Employees at Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center in Portsmouth became the first Cannabis Dispensary Workers in the State of Rhode Island to Unionize after an overwhelming majority voted to join United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 328 by a vote of 21-to-1. The newly organized team at more»
An ‘Historic Union Election’ - Twin City Foods Workers In Washington State Celebrate ‘Nearly Unanimous’ Pasco Vote To ‘Go Union’ With The UFCW
Published on Friday, April 23, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PASCO, WASHINGTON) - Music blared as Twin City Foods employees celebrated their unionizing efforts at the Pasco plant. More than a dozen soon-to-be members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) waived signs near one of the entrances of the plant as they celebrated their nearly unanimous vote to Unionize. “It was a long process, but more»
Efforts Are Being Made To Unionize ‘Two Of The Most Influential’ Think Tanks In D.C. – Labor ‘Eyes’ Brookings & The Urban Institute, Two ‘Major Players In Influencing And Informing The Policy Debate’ On Capitol Hill
Published on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Workers at two of the largest, most influential Think Tanks in Washington, D.C. are forming a Union, adding to a growing trend in White-Collar collective bargaining. Staff at the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute have asked their employers to grant them voluntary recognition - which doesn't require a Secret Ballot Election more»
University Of Rhode Island's Part-Time Faculty ‘Go Union,’ Vote To Become Members Of The American Federation Of State, County & Municipal Employees
Published on Monday, April 19, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SOUTH KINGSTOWN, RHODE ISLAND) - The Part-Time Faculty at the University of Rhode Island (URI) has voted to join Rhode Island Council 94 of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The Adjunct Faculty, totaling 412 Members, voted overwhelmingly by secret ballot to join Council 94. The Adjunct Faculty had previously more»
American Federation Of Government Employees’ VA Local In Texas Recruited 575 New Members ‘Despite Pandemic & Anti-Union EOs’
Published on Thursday, April 15, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(HOUSTON, TEXAS) – The year 2020 was a tough one for American Federation of Government Employees’ (AFGE) Locals, including Local 1633 representing Employees at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and its clinics and nursing home in Houston, Texas. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak at the facilities, hundreds of Employees were out - all at once. more»
Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WOODLAND HILLS, CALIFORNIA) - Workers at Woodland Hills Compounding Pharmacy in Woodland Hills, California recently joined United Food & Commercials Workers (UFCW) Local 770 to strengthen their voice in the workplace. This organizing victory is a result of one of the Workers reaching out through the UFCW International’s website, Union Officials more»
Mobilize App Workers Have Unionized, ‘Adding Momentum’ To The Communications Workers Of America’s Tech Organizing Efforts
Published on Sunday, April 11, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - The Workers at Mobilize, a Community-Organizing App recently acquired by Political Tech Juggernaut EveryAction, has announced the formation of their Union as part of CODE-Communications Workers of America’s (CWA) effort to organize Tech Industry Workers. It was also announced that 100% of eligible Workers joined the new more»
Published on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ESTERO, FLORIDA) - The National Mediation Board (NMB) has certified the Air Line Pilots Association as the Bargaining Representative for the 180 Pilots of All-Cargo Carrier Western Global Airlines. The Pilots were previously unrepresented. Sixty-nine percent of those participating voted in favor of joining the world’s largest Pilot Union. Western more»
The ‘First’ Museum In San Diego ‘To Unionize Now Has A Contract’ - Workers & The New Children’s Museum ‘Agree On Historic First Contract Despite’ Pandemic Closures & Layoffs
Published on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA) - In October 2019, Workers representing the organizing efforts of the New Children's Museum (NCM) in San Diego filed their intent to Unionize. Negotiations on a first contract with management began in January 2020 and continued non-stop until last month. Now the museum has announced an agreement. For NCM Workers and Union more»
McDonald's Has Reportedly Been Collecting 'Strategic Intelligence' On Unionizing Workers As They Fight For A $15 Minimum Wage
Published on Sunday, April 4, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
McDonald's has reportedly been collecting information on Workers campaigning for a $15 Federal Minimum Wage, including using a team of Intelligence Analysts to track Employees' Social Media. The company has been gathering information for years, using Intelligence Analysts at its Chicago and London offices to track Workers linked to activist groups that more»
Published on Thursday, April 1, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS) - Union Membership is low in the growing wind energy industry once construction wraps up, but with the help of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Jeremy Warren and fellow Wind Technicians at Invenergy’s Grand Ridge Energy Center in Northeastern Illinois are looking to add to those figures. With the more»
Shamrock Material Handlers Unanimously Vote To Join Teamsters Local 665 – Workers Say Wages, Benefits Of Union Counterparts Drove Their Decision To Organize
Published on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA) – Material Handlers at Shamrock Materials, Incorporated have voted unanimously to join Teamsters Local 665. The Workers are responsible for the distribution and supply of building materials that are used in construction. “These Material Handlers saw the level of compensation that Dump Truck and Ready Mix Drivers they more»
The International Association Of Machinists And Aerospace Workers Seeks Unionization Vote Of 87 Workers At Nissan Tennessee Plant
Published on Sunday, March 28, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) - A Union wants to hold a vote for representation of fewer than 100 Workers out of thousands at the Nissan Vehicle Assembly Plant in Tennessee, a move the company opposes because the effort doesn't stretch more broadly across the facility's workforce. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMWA) says an more»
Colectivo ‘Could Soon Become The Largest’ Unionized Coffee Chain In The U.S. - Workers At The Chicago & Milwaukee-Based Coffee Chain ‘Are Resisting An Aggressive’ Union-Busting Campaign In Their Fight To Organize
Published on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
On March 8th, Lauretta Archibald marked her three-year anniversary as a Baker for Colectivo Coffee Roasters, an upscale Midwestern coffee chain based in Milwaukee and Chicago. In her years at Colectivo, Archibald had been responsible for making artisan bread in bulk, sometimes baking 1,000 loaves a night. It was arduous work and Archibald says that she more»
Published on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - Employees from Dandelion Chocolate have presented management with an official letter notifying them their Workers intend to form a Union. Following in the footsteps of the folks at Anchor Brewing and Tartine, the Workers at Dandelion linked up with the International Longshoreman Warehouse Union (ILWU) to help them form their more»
Published on Sunday, March 21, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) - Employees at an Atlanta animation studio said they’ve asked management to recognize them as a Union, which would allow them to negotiate with the company on wages, benefits and other work matters. Floyd County Productions, based in Midtown, is best known for producing Archer, a cartoon that has run on the FX network for more than more»
24 Red Cross Blood Collection Technicians ‘Go Union,’ Join The United Steelworkers After ‘Unique’ Virtual Campaign
Published on Thursday, March 18, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) - A group of 24 Red Cross Blood Collection Technicians in Asheville, North Carolina are officially Members of the United Steelworkers (USW) after completing a 100% on-line Organizing Campaign. USW Local 254 President Darryl Ford said the Workers reached out to the Union in October 2020 and requested the USW become their official more»
Published on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Workers at Mobilize, a Community Organizing App recently acquired by Political Tech Juggernaut EveryAction, has announced the formation of their Union as part of CODE-Communications Workers of America’s (CWA) effort to organize Tech Industry Workers. One-hundred-percent of eligible Workers joined the new Mobilize Union after EveryAction voluntarily more»
Amazon Warehouse Workers ‘Deserve A Union, Period’ - It’s A Move That ‘Couldn’t Come Sooner’ America’s Workers ‘Can’t Go On As They Are Now Without The Protection Unions Grant & Which Corporations Have Eroded’
Published on Sunday, March 14, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
“In my old job, there was a Union, and they would protect me,” Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, told Oprah Winfrey of her struggles with depression and bullying before she and Prince Harry decamped for the United States. Without that protection, Buckingham Palace’s Human Resources Department told her there was nothing it could do to help more»
Published on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA) - Local newspapers, including The Orange County Register, have announced plans to Unionize, mobilizing against Owner Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund known among print media as “the Grim Reaper.” The New York City-based firm has an expansive portfolio of newspaper properties, including Southern California News more»
Published on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS) - Workers at Ascend Springfield’s downtown location say lax COVID-19 precautions and a lack of guaranteed sick time during the Coronavirus Pandemic has pushed them towards organizing. Andrew Feeney, who works at Ascend Springfield, said he enjoyed the job at first, but told reporters at a news conference: “Since COVID more»
Published on Sunday, March 7, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(AUSTIN, TEXAS) - In late February, the Editorial Staff at the Austin American-Statesman voted 36-to-12 to form a Union, becoming the third Unionized Newsroom in Texas and the second, after The Dallas Morning News, to do so through an election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The vote at the NLRB's Regional Office in Fort Worth came more»
Published on Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - Philadelphia Baristas T.J. Bussiere and Echo Nowakowska believe Starbucks illegally fired them for trying to organize a Union and after months of investigation, lawyers for the Federal Government thought the Workers had a case. Cases such as theirs, which allege an employer has violated a Worker’s legal right to more»
Recent Labor Victories For Adjunct Professors ‘Signal Likely Uptick’ In Contingent Faculty Organizing
Published on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Recently, Adjunct Professors at Elon University and Ithaca College have won victories before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and an American Arbitration Association (AAA) Arbitrator, respectively, that further bolster the position that Adjunct (or contingent) Faculty Members are “Employees” as defined by the National Labor Relations more»
The ‘Unionizing Wave’ In Digital & Local Media ‘Is Sweeping’ U.S. Newsrooms As Workers ‘Join Forces To Protect Their Rights At Work’
Published on Sunday, February 28, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined with the NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America (CWA) in welcoming the growing Unionizing as the best way to defend jobs and guarantee Media Workers' Labor Rights. Journalists at several media outlets in the United States have launched their Union Drives in the last few weeks. Employees at more»
Portland, Oregon’s Voodoo Doughnut Workers Call On Their Employer To Officially Recognize Their Union
Published on Thursday, February 25, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - Workers employed at the Downtown Voodoo Doughnut have given the company an ultimatum to voluntarily recognize their Union, the Doughnut Workers United (DWU), or it will file a petition for a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Election. Mark Medina, a spokesperson for the Union, tells Eater that Voodoo Doughnut Workers are extremely more»