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Williamsville Place Starbuck ‘Becomes The Next Buffalo Starbucks Store To Unionize’

Published on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WILLIAMSVILLE, NEW YORK) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) counted the ballots for the Williamsville Place store in Suburban Buffalo Monday (May 23rd), but due to Starbucks’ continued Union-Busting, the result of the Union Election is still unknown. Of the ballots counted, it was 6-to-3 for Unionization. However, even though 10 ballots more»

The Hill’s Newsroom Petitions To Unionize

Published on Sunday, May 22, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Hill’s newsroom has announced plans to file for a Union Election. Its proposed Bargaining Unit includes about 80 Reporters, Editors, Designers and Video Producers, among other Staffers. Chris Mills Rodrigo, who reports on Tech Policy for The Hill, says Staff began a conversation about organizing last Spring, following more»

Four Portland Starbucks Stores Vote To Unionize, ‘First In The City’

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - Employees at four Portland Starbucks stores voted this week to Unionize, marking the first stores in The Rose City to join the nationwide push to organize the Coffee Shop Chain. According to the local Chapter of Starbucks Workers United, the Organizing Group behind the Unionization effort, the stores are located at: NE Grand Avenue and more»

Workers ‘Start Union Push At Trader Joe's’ In Western Massachusetts

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(HADLEY, MASSACHUSETTS) - Employees are seeking to unionize at a Trader Joe's Grocery Store in western Massachusetts, joining a nationwide surge of Labor Organizing among retail and Food Service Workers. Organizers at the store in Hadley sent an open letter to company CEO Dan Bane dated over the weekend, citing concerns about pay, benefits and safety. more»

‘Starbucks Is Playing With Fire’ - Its ‘Union-Busting Tactics Have Been As Aggressive As Amazon’s, But They Might End Up Scalding’ The Coffee Giant

Published on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Ever since a few dozen Baristas began an organizing drive in Buffalo, New York last year, Starbucks has been engaged in a crude Union-Busting Campaign that has made a mockery of the image it has sought to portray to its customers and workforce. Pointing to the health benefits, 401(k) match, and college tuition benefits it offers, the company has long more»

“Unions Still Deliver The Goods In Terms Of Higher Wages And Better Working Conditions” - New Report Says Workers in New Jersey ‘Are Unionizing At One Of The Fastest Rates In The Nation’

Published on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
The Garden State has seen a resurgence of Labor Organizing in the Service Industry over the past two years, according to a new report from Rutgers University. Researchers at Rutgers’ Labor Education Action Research Network (LEARN) analyzed Federal data for 2019 through 2021 and found Unionization in New Jersey is outperforming 44 other states across more»

Effort Underway To Unionize Non-Tenure-Track Faculty At Skidmore College

Published on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK) - An effort is underway to Unionize Non-Tenure Track Faculty at Skidmore College. The group Skidmore Faculty Forward is seeking to join Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 200 United. Organizers say the private college in Saratoga Springs relies heavily on Adjunct Instructors with no job security. Ruth McAdams, more»

The NLRB ‘Comes Down Hard On Starbucks’ - Labor Board ‘Issues Massive Complaint Against Starbucks’ Charging Illegal Union-Busting’

Published on Sunday, May 8, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 3, based in Buffalo, has issued a sweeping complaint against Starbucks - which encompasses hundreds of Federal Labor Law violations that occurred in Western New York alone, including retaliatory terminations, shuttering of Pro-Union stores, unlawful threats more»

Independent Union ‘Gets Card Check Win’ At Massachusetts Movie Theater

Published on Thursday, May 5, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS) - What do you do when you’re a Rank-and-File Worker at a small non-profit movie theater in a college town - and you haven’t gotten a raise in a while? Answer: If you’re the 11 Rank-and-File Box Office Workers at the Amherst (Massachusetts) Cinema, you form Amherst Cinema Workers United, an Independent Union, more»

"Organizing Is Contagious" - Starbucks Workers ‘Drive Nationwide Surge In Union Organizing’

Published on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
On August 30th, 2021, three Starbucks stores in and around Buffalo, New York filed Union Election Petitions with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In the eight months since, close to 250 other Starbucks stores have followed, driving a surge in Union Election Petitions not seen since 2015. The NLRB reports Union Election Petitions are up 57% in more»

‘Despite Management’s Fierce Opposition,’ Workers At Massachusetts Hospital Vote To Unionize With AFSCME

Published on Sunday, May 1, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BELMONT, MASSACHUSETTS) – Workers at McLean Hospital, a prestigious Psychiatric Facility in Belmont, Massachusetts, have voted to join American Federation of State, County & Municipal Workers (AFSCME) Council 93 - despite fierce attempts by their employer to prevent them from doing so. Two groups of Workers held separate elections: One consisted more»

“We’re Hearing From More Workers Than Ever Before That A Union Is What They Need To Get The Pay, Benefits, And Treatment On The Job That They Deserve” - Hundreds Of Workers At Red Wing Shoe Facility In Missouri File Petition For Union Election

Published on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(POTOSI, MISSOURI) - Workers at a Red Wing Shoe facility in Potosi, Missouri have filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to hold a Union Election. The Employees at Red Wing are filing a petition to join United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 655. The UFCW currently represents Workers at two Red Wing facilities in more»

QualTek Tower Climbers In Nevada File For Union Representation With The CWA

Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(HENDESON, NEVADA) - An overwhelming majority of Wireless Tower Climbers at QualTek in Henderson, Nevada have filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a Union Election. The Workers, Members of the Tower Climbers Union/Communications Workers of America, are the first group of Tower Climbers in the United States who’ve filed more»

“This Is A Generation Of Workers That Believes They Can Build A Labor Movement For The Future” - Five Richmond Starbucks Stores ‘Become First In Virginia To Unionize’

Published on Sunday, April 24, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(RICHMOND, VIRGINIA) - Employees at five Starbucks Coffee Stores in the Richmond area have voted overwhelmingly for union representation as part of a nationwide effort to organize workers at one of the United States’ largest retail store chains. Preliminary vote results counted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) last week showed Employees more»

Workers Employed At Verizon Stores In The State Of Washington ‘Go Union’ With The Communications Workers Of America

Published on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(EVERETT, WASHINGTON) - Employees at Verizon stores north of Seattle in Everett and Lynnwood have voted to Unionize, making them the first Unionized Verizon stores in the country outside of New York. The near-unanimous victory represents the latest in a growing Labor Movement across the country that includes the Unionization of Starbucks stores and the more»

Apple Store Workers At Grand Central Terminal In NYC Start Collecting Signatures To Unionize - Organizers Vote To Affiliate With Workers United As At Least Three Other Stores Are Reportedly Working Towards Organizing

Published on Monday, April 18, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Retail Apple Employees at a New York City store in Grand Central Terminal have started collecting signatures to form a Union, according to a report from The Washington Post. The Organizers, who go by Fruit Stand Workers United, announced in an update on its website that they voted to affiliate themselves with the Workers United labor in more»

Workers ‘Vote To Form The First’ Starbucks Store Unions In The State Of Massachusetts

Published on Friday, April 15, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS) - Votes counted earlier this week revealed that Starbucks Workers at two Massachusetts stores voted to Unionize. Workers and Organizers gathered in Brookline Booksmith in the Coolidge Corner area to watch the vote count and hear the results. The tally was unanimous for forming a Union at both the Allston and Brookline stores. more»

“I Believe The South Can Be As Union-Dense As Anywhere Else In The World” - Workers At Three Brothers Coffee In Nashville Vote To Unionize, ‘Making Them Among The First In The State Of Tennessee’

Published on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) - Cheers erupted among Workers at Three Brothers Coffee in Nashville when it was announced they’d won their vote to Unionize. The vote came days after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) certified the results of a Union vote at a Knoxville Starbucks. That became the first Unionized location in the Southeast. Campaigns more»

Washington, D.C. Suburban Sanitary Commission ‘Go Union’ With Teamsters Local 730

Published on Sunday, April 10, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - With more than 90% of those eligible voting in favor of Union representation, Workers employed at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Gone Union with Teamsters Local 730. With over one million residents served, WSSC is one of the largest water and waste water utility providers in the United States. “This is the more»

In Colorado, Purgatory Resort Ski Patrollers ‘Go Union’ With The CWA

Published on Friday, April 8, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(DURANGO, COLORADO) - A group of 50 Ski Patrollers employed at the Purgatory Resort in Durango, Colorado have voted overwhelmingly to join the United Professional Ski Patrols of America/Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 7781. Purgatory Resort is owned by Mountain Capital Partners (MCP) and is the first MCP resort to organize. “Right out more»

In California, Sonoma Valley Museum Of Art Employees ‘Push To Unionize’

Published on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SONOMA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA) - Staff at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (SVMA) are getting organized - that was the message when a group calling itself Cultural Workers United posted an announcement announcing the Staff of the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art is seeking “policy shifts (that) acknowledge the vast amount of time and human energy given by more»

“Here’s How We Beat Amazon” - An Interview With Angelika Maldonado, Chair Of The Amazon Labor Union's Workers Committee

Published on Monday, April 4, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
After decades of Union decline, Amazon Workers in Staten Island have achieved the most important Labor victory in the United States since the 1930s. Taking on and defeating Amazon would be a David versus Goliath story no matter who led the effort, but it is especially stunning that the successful Unionization Drive at the JFK8 warehouse was initiated by more»

Starbucks Reserve Roastery In Chelsea Unionizes, ‘Making It The First Starbucks In New York City To Do So And The Tenth Store Nationwide’

Published on Saturday, April 2, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Starbucks’ flagship store in New York City, a “Reserve Roastery” located in Chelsea, has officially voted to Unionize, making it the first Starbucks in New York City to do so and the tenth store nationwide. In a statement, Starbucks Workers United said the establishment voted 46 in favor of Unionizing, while 36 voted more»

Flight Attendants At Eastern Airlines File For Union Representation With The Air Flight Attendants-Communications Workers Of America

Published on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Flight Attendants at Eastern Airlines have filed for a Union Representation Election with the National Mediation Board (NMB) after an overwhelming majority of them signed Authorization Cards in support of joining the Air Flight Attendants (AFA)-Communications Workers of America (CWA). Eastern Airlines, formerly Dynamic International Airways, operates as a more»

Condé Nast Employees Form Company-Wide Union Covering 500-Plus Workers Who ‘Slam’ Management For ‘Low’ Pay, ‘Lack Of’ Diversity & Equity And A ‘Heavy Reliance’ On Contract Workers

Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - In a major step forward for Workers organizing in the Media Industry, Employees of Condé Nast’s Editorial Brands and Conde Nast Entertainment has announced the formation of Condé Nast Union, demanding voluntary recognition from management. The Bargaining Unit includes full-and part-time Editorial, Video and Production more»

Google Fiber Contractors In Kansas City ‘Are The First To Unionize Under’ The New Alphabet Workers Union, Which Was Created By The CWA

Published on Sunday, March 27, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI) - A Google Fiber location in Kansas City, Missouri voted to Unionize under Alphabet’s Workers Union Friday (March 25th), after votes were counted and approved by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The milestone vote represents the first location to Unionize with bargaining rights under Alphabet’s Workers Union more»

‘Facing Furloughs, Reduced’ Work Hours, ‘Poor’ Pay & More, Staff At Ohio State’s Wexner Center For The Arts In Columbus, Ohio Are Seeking Union Representation Through AFSCME Council 8

Published on Friday, March 25, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(COLUMBUS, OHIO) – Staff at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Center for the Arts have announced their plans to form a Union through American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Ohio Council 8. The Workers, who are calling their Union Wex Workers United, cited concerns over Employee health and safety, pay equity, more»

Union ‘Wins Right To Represent Starbucks Workers In Its Seattle Hometown’

Published on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SEATTLE, WASHINGTON) - Workers at a Starbucks store in its Seattle hometown have voted unanimously to be represented by a Union, giving the organizing effort by some Company Employees their most one-sided victory to date. The store is a small one, with 13 Employees eligible to vote, and only nine had their votes counted. The victory gives the Starbucks more»

Zen Leaf Workers ‘Go Union,’ Join Teamsters Local 777 - Teamsters ‘Win Two’ Cannabis Locations ‘In Two Days’

Published on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(LOMBARD, ILLINOIS) – Less than 48 hours after an organizing victory at the Verilife Call Center in Schaumburg, Illinois, Teamsters Local 777 has announced Cannabis Consultants at Zen Leaf in Lombard, Illinois have voted overwhelmingly to affiliate with the Union. “This a bottom-up movement of people demanding power to build the Middle Class in more»

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson ‘Is Retiring’ & Howard Schultz ‘Is Returning As Interim’ Chief - This ‘Big’ CEO Shift ‘Comes Against A Backdrop Of Growing Efforts Among Company Employees To Unionize’

Published on Sunday, March 20, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson is retiring after five years on the job. Howard Schultz will return as interim CEO, once again taking the helm of the Coffee Chain he elevated to a global brand while the company searches for a long-term successor. This will be his third tenure as Starbucks’ Chief Executive. Starbucks’ CEO shift comes against a more»

Workers Employed At Verizon Wireless Stores In Everett & Lynnwood, Washington ‘Go Union’ With The Communications Workers Of America

Published on Thursday, March 17, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(EVERETT & LYNNWOOD, WASHINGTON) - Workers employed at Verizon Wireless stores in Everett and Lynnwood, Washington have formed a Union with the Communications Workers of America (CWA). The Workers are now seeking voluntary recognition from the company. The Workers will also be filing a Union Election petition with the National Labor Relations Board more»

Labor Perspective From Baltimore, Maryland-Based Visual Artist & Writer Dereck Stafford Mangus: “You Live Better When You Work In A Union, Especially When You Work In An Art Museum, Because You Work For Elitists.”

Published on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
I have fond memories of my earliest days as a Museum Guard, when I first experienced being in a labor union. Danny Meagher, our Union President at Harvard Art Museums, was a character. An ardent Civil War buff, he dressed the part and must have appeared as something of an apparition tromping the hallowed grounds of Harvard Yard in his Prussian blue Union more»

The American Association Of University Professors ‘Moves To Join’ The American Federation Of Teachers, Affiliation Would Bring 300,000 Faculty ‘Under One Union’

Published on Sunday, March 13, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has taken a major step toward uniting with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), furthering both Unions’ goal of expanding organizing in Higher Education. The AAUP and AFT Governing Councils have each approved the affiliation agreement, contingent on a vote of AAUP more»

Workers ‘Double The Number Of Unionized Starbucks Stores In The Country’ After ‘Winning Three More Elections’ In Buffalo, New York

Published on Thursday, March 10, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Starbucks Workers have made Union History by winning Union Elections at another three Buffalo area locations, raising the total now to six Unionized Starbucks stores alone in the Greater Buffalo Region. On Wednesday (March 9th), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) finally counted the ballots for three Starbucks stores in more»

“It’s About Understanding The Power Of Solidarity” - Health Care Workers At Sparrow Home Care ‘Go Union’ With The Michigan Nurses Association

Published on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(LANSING, MICHIGAN) – Health Care Workers at Sparrow Home Care in Lansing have voted to form a Union with the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA). With over 90% turnout in the election, the result of the vote count conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was 31 votes in favor of Unionizing and 0 votes opposed. “We are so excited more»

The National Mediation Board Grants The Right To More Than 200 Lufthansa Workers In Puerto Rico To Vote For Union Representation With The IAM

Published on Sunday, March 6, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(AGUADILLA, PUERTO RICO) - The National Mediation Board (NMB) has granted more than 200 Employees of Lufthansa Technik, Puerto Rico, LLC in Aguadilla the right to participate in a Union Election to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). The NMB ruling determined the IAM had sufficient showing of interest to proceed to more»

Starbucks Workers United Union ‘Files More Than 20 Charges’ With The NLRB Against Starbucks’ Anti-Union Campaign

Published on Thursday, March 3, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Immediately after Starbucks Partners announced their Union drive at the end of August, Starbucks engaged in an unprecedented campaign of surveillance, intimidation and coercion to undermine Employee organizing efforts, the Union representing its Workers said. Starbucks pulled out all the stops with its unlawful campaign, including more»

Texas National Guard Members ‘Go Union’

Published on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(DEL RIO, TEXAS) - Texas National Guard Members have Unionized after facing a host of issues during an involuntary deployment to the U.S./Mexico Border as part of Republican Governor Greg Abbott’s controversial border security program - Operation Lone Star. The Texas National Guard Members joined an existing Union, the Texas State Employees Union, more»

Starbucks Union Ballot Count ‘Postponed For Three More’ Buffalo Locations

Published on Sunday, February 27, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) postponed a scheduled vote count that was to have taken place last week that would have determined whether three more Starbucks Corp locations in Buffalo, New York will become Unionized. Because the NLRB had not ruled on an outstanding appeal by Starbucks' by the time votes were to be tallied, the Board impounded more»

Bryant University Facilities Employees Vote To Affiliate With AFSCME Rhode Island Council 94

Published on Thursday, February 24, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND) - In a quest for change, 84 Facilities Workers employed at Bryant University have voted to affiliate with Rhode Island Council 94-American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The new Local is comprised of Maintenance Workers, Housekeepers, Locksmiths, Grounds Workers, Custodians and Truck Drivers, more»

Workers At Missouri Library System ‘Seek Voluntary Recognition Of Their New’ Union

Published on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(COLUMBIA, MISSOURI) - After securing majority Worker support, Employees at Missouri’s Daniel Boone Regional Library (DRBL) in Columbia, Missouri are asking the DBRL Board to voluntarily recognize their Union. During a recently-held Board meeting, Workers shared testimonies affirming the need for a Union. Kat Stone Underwood, a Librarian at the more»

U.S. Apple Store Workers Are Working To Unionize

Published on Sunday, February 20, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
The Washington Post reports that Employees at least two Apple stores in the United States are now working to Unionize, a move that comes against the backdrop of Unionization efforts that are gaining momentum at large U.S. corporations, including Amazon and Starbucks. The Post said Employee groups at two Apple retail stores are backed by major national more»

Enlightened Workers Join Teamsters Local 777 – Union Election Victory ‘Comes After Company Fails at Union Busting Attempts’

Published on Thursday, February 17, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS) - Workers at the Enlightened Dispensary of Schaumburg, Illinois have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 777. “This company’s management tried everything in their power to dissuade these Workers from organizing,” Teamsters Local 777 President Jim Glimco said. “They hired overpriced Union Avoidance more»

Union Rates ‘Tick Up Among Young’ Workers - Union Membership Among Employees Ages 24-To-34 ‘Has Risen From’ 8.8% In 2019 To 9.4% In 2021

Published on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
More young Workers are joining Unions and some are spearheading Union Mobilization Campaigns at companies around the country, according to The Associated Press (AP). According to the news agency, Union Membership among Employees ages 24-to-34 rose from 8.8% in 2019 to 9.4% in 2021. The news comes as younger Workers have been seen at the helm of more»

Group Of Google Workers Seeks Union Recognition Vote In Kansas City

Published on Sunday, February 13, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI) - When the Nation thinks “Google,” and its renamed parent firm, Alphabet, the location that comes to mind is Silicon Valley, not the U.S. Heartland - and not for Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1400, the 800-person-and-counting nationwide Alphabet Workers Union. Its first formal Union Recognition Vote more»

Teamsters ‘Secure Organizing Victory’ At Penske - ‘Major Win Increases Teamster Power’ In The Seattle Beverage Delivery Industry

Published on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SEATTLE, WASHINGTON) - Nearly 100 Beverage Delivery Drivers and Warehouse Workers have voted in favor of joining Teamsters Local 174, by a margin of more than 75%. The Workers are employed by Penske Logistics, warehousing and delivering products for Republic National Distributing Corp (RNDC), an alcoholic beverage distributor with locations throughout the more»

“Workers Deserve A Say In Their Work” - Philadelphia Staffers Of Justice At Work Are Unionizing

Published on Sunday, February 6, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - Members of the Justice at Work Staff Union have announced they’ve won voluntary recognition of their Union. Staff Members of Justice at Work Pennsylvania, a Legal Aid Non-Profit that supports low-wage workers, announced they’re Unionizing with The NewsGuild. They will become part of The NewsGuild of Greater more»

Minnesota Historical Society Workers ‘Win Their Union Despite Daunting Odds’

Published on Thursday, February 3, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA) - Workers at the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) have overwhelmingly voted to form a Union through American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 5. They cited unaccountable management, low wages, uncompensated work, lack of transparency and stability, and other issues in their successful campaign, more»

Washington, D.C. Bookstore Workers ‘Go Union’ With The UFCW - ‘Become The First-Ever Bookstore In The Capitol To Unionize’

Published on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As the sales of printed books continue to rise in the U.S. during the Coronavirus Pandemic, so too is the number of booksellers getting organized. In the past year, the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW), organized Bookstore Workers at stores across the country in what was a traditionally Non-Union Sector. Now, Workers at more»

Workers Employed At The Stuarts Draft Hershey Chocolate Plant In Virginia File For Union Status

Published on Sunday, January 30, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(STUARTS DRAFT, VRGINIA) - Workers from the Stuarts Draft Hershey Chocolate Plant have petitioned for a Union, according to a filing from Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union. Hershey was notified on Wednesday, January 19th of the filing, according to Jeff Beckman, spokesperson for the corporation. No more»