May 17, 2017--CTW
Workers electing membership into the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are receptionists, coders, billing, and medical assistants at the Hudson Valley Health System in Middletown, New York with 1199 United Healthcare Workers East.
May 12, 2017--AFL-CIO
Yardmasters and train and engine service workers for Golden Isles Terminal Railroad in the Brunswick, Georgia area chose trade union membership with the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART TD). Voting for a trade union voice on the job with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) are kitchen staff at Sky Cafe at the Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Canada with District 140 and in British Columbia joining District 250 are machine operators and shipping and receiving workers at Port Coquitlam's Advanced CNC Machining Inc. and in Delta, forklift operators at South Fraser Container Services. Through card-check recognition, workers employed by Compass Group, a contractor that operates the cafeteria located inside the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, Minnesota are now organized with UNITE HERE Local 17. At Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania, adjunct faculty voted overwhelmingly to join the United Academics of Philadelphia / American Federation of Teachers (UAP / AFT). Registered nurses at Kindred Hospital San Gabriel Valley in West Covina, California voted to be organized with the California Nurses Association / National Nurses United (CNA / NNU). In California, dancers, stage managers and apprentices of the Artists of Sacramento Ballet elected to join the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA).
April 28, 2017--AFL-CIO
Workers at Eastside Food Co-op in Minneapolis, Minnesota voted to join United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 653. Certified nursing assistants at the Genesis Woodlands nursing home in Plainfield, New Jersey elected to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU / UFCW). Choosing to have a workplace voice with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) includes retail sales consultants at the CenturyLink retail store in Texas, communications and central office technicians and sales associates for Frontier Communications in New Holland, Pennsylvania with Local 13000, and the staff of The American Prospect publication of which the publisher voluntarily recognized the Washington-Baltimore News Guild (TNG / CWA) as their bargaining agent. In Washington, D.C., emergency medical services professionals at American Medical Response, a private services provider, voted to have a union voice with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 20. In Washington State, medical providers at MultiCare Legacy Urgent Care Centers voted to join the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD / AFSCME). Workers in the Maintenance of Way and Dispatching Department of Denver Transit Operators in the Denver, Colorado area elected membership into the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS). Staff at the investigative journalism site, The Intercept, are now union members after management voluntarily recognized the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) as their exclusive bargaining representative.
April 28, 2017--CTW
Opting for unionization with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are passenger service workers employed by airline contractors at Philadelphia International Airport in Pennsylvania with Local 32BJ and in Richland, Washington, hospital workers including technicians, dietary, technologists, housekeeping and nursing assistants at Kadlec Regional Medical Center with Healthcare 1199NW. Voting for a collective voice in joining the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) includes drivers and helpers at Canteen Vending in Long Island City, New York with Local 810, Red Cross workers in the mobile and fixed site blood collection units in Fort Wayne, Indiana area with Local 414, delivery drivers at Silver Star, a contractor for Amazon in Brownstown, Michigan, Local 337, in Trenton, New Jersey drivers for XPO, a transportation and logistics company, with Local 701, drivers and warehouse workers at Clock Freight in South San Francisco, California with Local 2785, beer and liquor delivery drivers for Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits in Fort Myers, Florida, Local 79, and in Niagara Falls, New York, school bus monitors working for Niagara Falls Coach Lines, Local 264.
April 11, 2017--*In the Arlington Heights, Illinois area, teachers working within eleven schools and members of the District 214 Education Association (EA) voted to join the Northwest Suburban Teachers Union / Illinois Federation of Teachers / American Federation of Teachers (NWSTU / IFT / AFT) Local 1211 (AFL-CIO)*
March 31, 2017--CTW
Electing to be organized by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) includes drivers for LinkedIn and Twitter bus contractor WeDriveU in California with Local 853, workers at DHL Express in Miami, Florida with Local 769, delivery drivers and mechanics at Shaw's Distribution Center in Wells, Maine with Local 340, warehouse workers at Sysco in Post Falls, Idaho with Local 690, workers employed by Sims Municipal Recycling at the recycling plant in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York with Local 210, officers of the Belle Fourche Police Department in South Dakota with Local 120, drivers working for Savage Services Supply Chain Management in the Detroit, Michigan area with Local 283, workers at Liberty Bakery Kitchen in Brockton, Massachusetts that produces donuts for Dunkin' Donuts, Local 653, drivers, lab techs, loaders, fillers and warehouse at Airgas in Waterford, Connecticut, Local 493, drivers hauling beer and liquor for Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits in the Houston, Texas area with Local 988, and in Canada, pre-board screeners at the Saskatoon International Airport with Local 395.
March 30, 2017--*U.S.-based flight attendants employed by OSM Aviation and Norwegian Air Shuttle and that are members of the Norwegian Cabin Crew Association (NCCA) voted to affiliate their independent union with the Association of Flight Attendants / Communications Workers of America (AFA / CWA) (AFL-CIO)*
March 30, 2017--AFL-CIO
Aerospace machinists working at Cadence Aerospace in southern California and hospitality workers at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, voted 'Union Yes' for representation on the job with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) with Districts 725 and 78 respectively. In Portland, Oregon, workers employed by Bon Appetit Management Company at Lewis and Clark College cafeteria are now unionized with UNITE HERE through card-check recognition. Editorial, video and distribution workers at Thrillist Media opted for union membership with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). In Florida, singers, dancers and stage production workers for the Sarasota Ballet decided to join the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA).
March 24, 2017--*Graduate workers of Brown University that are members of Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees (SUGSE) voted to affiliate their group with the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals / American Federation of Teachers (RIFTHP / AFT) (AFL-CIO)*
March 04, 2017--*Drivers for UberBlack, members of the Philadelphia Limousine Association (PLA) in Pennsylvania, will affiliate their organization with the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia / Communications Workers of America (TNG / CWA) Local 38010 (AFL-CIO)*
February 27, 2017--AFL-CIO
Choosing unity as members of the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council (HTC) includes workers at Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady and at the new Del Lago Resort and Casino in the Finger Lakes Region. In Minnesota, opting to become members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) are employees of Whole Foods Co-op in Duluth with Local 1189 and Linden Hills Co-op in Minneapolis with Local 653. Gaining a voice on the job as members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) includes emergency medical services professionals at Life Line Ambulance in Prescott, Arizona with EMS Workers United Local 2960, workers at Brightside Academy in Brooklyn, New York, District Council 1707, and in Flint, Michigan, drivers, cashiers and dispatchers at SP Plus Corporation with Council 25. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) scored organizing victories with equipment repair workers for AECOM at the Sierra Army Depot in Herlong, California, District 725, ammunition supply workers and mechanics of Accent Controls at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin with District 66, and in Toronto, Canada, drivers for Sky Cafe at the Pearson International Airport with District 140. MTV News management has agreed to recognize the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) as the collective bargaining representative of their digital editorial workers. Administrators at the lower campus of Northeast Ohio College Preparatory School voluntarily recognized the educators desire to have on the job representation by the Cleveland Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff / Ohio Federation of Teachers / American Federation of Teachers (ACTS / OFT / AFT).
February 09, 2017--CTW
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East successfully organized certified nursing assistants and housekeeping staff at the Hope Center for HIV and Nursing Care in the Bronx, New York, secretaries, registrars, housekeeping, food service, patient care and behavioral health associates at Mercy Medical Center in Long Island, New York and licensed practical nurses and other service workers at Elderwood Grand Island nursing home in western New York.
January 27, 2017--AFL-CIO
Voting 'Union Yes' and joining the Communications Workers of America (CWA) are licensed vocational nurses at The Right Step rehab center in Wimberly, Texas, baggage encoders employed by contractor ASIG at the Orlando, Florida International Airport, workers at PAE Aviation, a government service contractor at the Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, at-home-agents for the telemarketing company New Partners Teleservices in Minnesota with Local 7212, workers at BARK, an environmental non-profit in Oregon with Local 7901, workers in Master Control, Broadcast Technology, and INR in television at Corus Quay, the Toronto, Ontario headquarters of Corus Entertainment with the Canadian Media Guild (CMG / CWA) Local 30213, workers at Advancement Project, a social justice organization in Washington, DC with Washington-Baltimore News Guild (TNG / CWA) Local 32035, and cabin crew employed at U.S.-based Cathay Pacific Airlines with the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA / CWA). At Keck Hospital of the University of Southern California, registered nurse transplant coordinators and nurse practitioners voted for a union voice with the California Nurses Association / National Nurses United (CNA / NNU). In Maryland, gas and electric transmission-distribution workers for Baltimore Gas & Electric voted to unionize with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Local 410. In Hyannis, Massachusetts, musicians who play in the Cape Symphony Orchestra (Cape Arts & Entertainment Inc.) proclaimed 'Union Yes' and joined the Boston Musicians Association / American Federation of Musicians (BMA / AFM) Local 9-535.