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November 19, 2021--AFL-CIO
Workers at Politico, Essential Energy and Environment News and staff at the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia confirmed voluntary recognition from management after informing them of their union selection, The News Guild / Communications Workers of America (TNG / CWA) Local 32035.

October 26, 2021--AFL-CIO
Through the card-check procedure, workers at the non-profit Code for America are the newest members of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Tech Workers Local 1010. In California, registered nurses at Doctors Hospital of Manteca decided to be united choosing to join the California Nurses Association / National Nurses United (CNA / NNU). Employees of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, an organization which is focused on social change, received voluntary union recognition from management and will therefore have representation by the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union / International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (NPEU / IFPTE) Local 70. Workers at Paizo, the company that created the games Starfinder and Pathfinder, gained voluntary union recognition and are now united with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) United Paizo Workers and employees at Equality California, the statewide LGBTQ+ rights organization, also won voluntary recognition choosing to have a workplace voice with CWA Local 9003. Management at Jigsaw Productions, a non-fiction production company which is based in New York City, agreed to voluntarily recognize their freelance workers preference to be allied with the Writers Guild of America East (WGAE). In New York City, after voluntary union recognition from management at Breaking Ground, which is a non-profit developer and operator of supportive housing, the workforce within a range of job classifications are now unified with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 37.

October 19, 2021--Independent
In Oregon, workers at Wild Lilac Child Development Community, a daycare and preschool, opted for membership into the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 5.

September 27, 2021--AFL-CIO
Staff of the non-profit research group Brookings Institution, which is based in Washington, DC, have obtained voluntary union recognition to have as their exclusive collective bargaining representative the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union / International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (NPEU / IFPTE) Local 70. Agricultural workers at Pindar Vineyards in Peconic, New York, decided to be wise and organize with the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union / United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (RWDSU / UFCW) Local 338. Staff at the progressive software company EveryAction, received voluntary union recognition by management and will be represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Locals 1400 and 2336. Staff, including editors, designers and sales at Oxford University Press in New York City gained union representation as members of The News Guild / Communications Workers of America (TNG / CWA) Local 31222. Workers at Bull Moose Music in Salem, New Hampshire, elected to be organized with United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1445.

August 30, 2021--CTW
At the the University of Illinois-Chicago, interns, resident and fellow physicians voted 'Union Yes' uniting with Committee of Interns and Residents / Service Employees International Union (CIR / SEIU). Workers at GPS Impact, a political media firm, are the newest members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 696, after management's declaration to voluntary recognition of the union.

August 27, 2021--AFL-CIO
Editorial workers at MSNBC gained unity at their workplace with the Writers Guild of America East (WGAE). Workers, including paralegals, lawyers, organizers and media specialists at the Center for Biological Diversity, a national conservation organization, are now members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 9415 after gaining voluntary union recognition by management. Workers at the Institute for Local Self Reliance, a national research and advocacy organization, have joined the trade union movement as members of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 12 after management gave the green light to voluntary recognition of the union. After staff at the non-profit Democracy Works relayed their desire to unionize, management communicated that they will voluntarily recognize The News Guild / Communications Workers of America (TNG / CWA) Local 31222 and digital producers of the Gannett Atlantic Digital Optimization Team which covers five states and staff at Forbes Media including journalists, editors, and videographers elected to join TNG / CWA Local 31003. In Brooklyn, New York, workers at Greenlight Bookstore and Yours Truly stationery stores have attained union recognition and are now organized with the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union / United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (RWDSU / UFCW). In New York, part-time workers at the Longwood Public Library voted for a united voice unionizing with Civil Service Employees Association / American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (CSEA / AFSCME) Local 1000.

August 16, 2021--Independent
Operations and maintenance technicians with the NAES Corporation at the Port of Tacoma in Washington State voted overwhelmingly to join Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific / International Longshore and Warehouse Union (IBU / ILWU).

July 06, 2021--AFL-CIO
After a victorious card-check procedure, management of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. voluntarily recognized their staff's aspiration to be represented by the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union / International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (NPEU / IFPTE) Local 70. The leadership of the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota agreed to voluntary union recognition and therefore the employees are now officially members of The News Guild / Communications Workers of America (TNG / CWA) Local 37002. Full-time and regular part-time professional workers at Easter Seals New York, Inc., opted to be trade union members joining the Civil Service Employees Association / American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (CSEA / AFSCME) Local 1000. In Michigan, technicians at the UP Health System-Marquette, proclaimed 'Union Yes' joining the Michigan Nurses Association / National Nurses United (MNA / NNU).

June 23, 2021--Independent
Support staff at the All Creatures Animal Hospital in Bremerton, Washington elected membership into the National Veterinary Professionals Union (NVPU).

June 23, 2021--AFL-CIO
Journalists and staff of The Atlantic and the Kansas City Star in Missouri acquired voluntary union recognition from management and are now trade union members of The News Guild / Communications Workers of America (TNG / CWA) Locals 31003 and 36047 respectively. After workers at the Du Nord Craft Spirits distillery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, expressed their enthusiasm to organize with UNITE HERE Local 17, the owners stated they will voluntarily recognize this union out of respect for the staff. A very interesting development in the State of Oregon where 'staff for the Democratic and Republican state legislators' elected unionization joining the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 89. At Hiawatha Academies, a Minneapolis, Minnesota charter school network, teachers and staff opted for a union voice at their workplace joining Education Minnesota / American Federation of Teachers (EM / AFT) (EM is also an affiliate of the independent National Education Association). Through the Campaign to Organize Digital Employees (CODE), workers at Catalist, a major progressive data provider and workers at the petition website Change.org, have won voluntary union recognition to have as their exclusive collective bargaining representative the Communications Workers of America (CWA). Staff at the American Jewish World Service, a human rights organization, achieved voluntary recognition from management for their union choice, the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 153.

May 27, 2021--AFL-CIO
Registered nurses at the Maine Medical Center, which includes the Scarborough Surgery Center and the MMC Brighton Campus in Portland, voted for a united voice unionizing with the Maine State Nurses Association / National Nurses United (MSNA / NNU). Employees that make up the workforce of the national American Civil Liberties Union and the staff at the Urban Institute won voluntary union recognition from management and will be represented by the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union / International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (NPEU / IFPTE) Local 70. In Los Angeles, California, management at Skylight Books voluntarily recognized their workers union preference to be members of and be represented by the Skylight Booksellers Union / Communications Workers of America (SBU / CWA) Local 9003 and workers at the American Red Cross in Binghamton, N.Y. gained a union voice joining CWA Local 1123. In Minnesota, reporters, support and business staff of the nonprofit news organization MinnPost won voluntary recognition of their union, The News Guild / Communications Workers of America (TNG / CWA) Local 37002, while journalists of the New York Daily News voted to join TNG / CWA Local 31003.

May 20, 2021--CTW
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) were victorious in organizing school bus drivers for First Student in Weston, Connecticut with Local 191, technical health care workers at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital in Michigan with Local 332, and in Virginia, firefighters at Radford Army Ammunition Plant, Local 171. After a decision to organize, the owner of Nani's Kitchen restaurant in Rochester, New York, voluntarily recognized their employees union selection, the Workers United / Service Employees International Union (WU / SEIU). In Warwick, New York, technicians including respiratory therapists and LPN's at St. Anthony's Community Hospital joined the trade union movement with the 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.

April 29, 2021--CTW
In Trenton, New Jersey, drivers and helpers for Shred-it, Inc. voted for a collective workplace voice joining the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 469. At the Touchpoints nursing home in Bloomfield, Connecticut, nurses decided to be united joining with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199 New England, and in Michigan, healthcare workers at Detroit Medical Center Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital elected to be represented by SEIU Healthcare Michigan.

April 29, 2021--AFL-CIO
At National Public Radio, management has confirmed that they will voluntarily recognize the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians / Communications Workers of America (NABET / CWA) Local 31 to represent workers within their network's digital operations. Staff at two non-profits, the Feminist Majority Foundation and the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis secured voluntary union recognition from management and have gained a workplace voice joining the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union / International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (NPEU / IFPTE) Local 70. After the determination of a petition for unit clarification with the Bureau of Mediation Services, Paralegals of Hennepin County, Minnesota, gained unity at their workplace with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 2938 and after a two year dispute, healthcare workers including registered nurses at CGH Hospital in Sterling, Illinois gained union representation as members of AFSCME Council 31. Employers at three organizations have agreed to voluntary union recognition of their workers union choice, the The News Guild / Communications Workers of America (TNG / CWA) at Planned Parenthood PA Advocates in Pennsylvania, Local 38010, at Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative in Minnesota, Local 37002, and in South Carolina, journalists at The State newspaper with Local 32035. Cannabis workers at the Ascend Dispensary in Springfield, Illinois, opted for unionization joining the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 881. After over a year of election challenges by the management of Paradise Valley Hospital in California, the registered nurses are now officially members of the United Nurses Associations of California / Union of Health Care Professionals / American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees ( UNAC / UHCP / AFSCME). In Los Angeles, California, comedy educators at The Second City decided to be wise and organize with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 9400. In Irving, Texas, dispatchers for Herzog Transit Services opted to become union members of the American Train Dispatchers Association (ATDA).

April 20, 2021--Independent
In Surry, Virginia, the Allied Universal Security Officers working on the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry elected overwhelmingly to organize with the Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA).

March 31, 2021--AFL-CIO
Staff of the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri achieved voluntary union recognition from management and will therefore be the newest members of The News Guild / Communications Workers of America (TNG / CWA) Local 36047. Workers at Mobilize, a community organizing app owned by political tech company, EveryAction, joined the Communications Workers of America (CWA) with management agreeing to voluntarily recognize the union, and at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California, faculty technical support workers voted to join CWA Local 9003. After the editorial staff at FT Specialist US, a consortium of trade publications under the Financial Times conducted a successful majority sign-up campaign and subsequent management voluntary recognition, they joined the union movement with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). Registered nurses at John Muir Behavioral Health Center in Concord, California, voted 'Union Yes' uniting with the California Nurses Association / National Nurses United (CNA / NNU). Staff at Compass Charter School in Brooklyn, New York, elected membership into the United Federation of Teachers / American Federation of Teachers (UFT / AFT) Local 2. In California, attorneys at Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. voted for a strong and protective voice joining the Engineers and Scientists of California / International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (ESC / IFPTE) Local 20.

March 30, 2021--Independent
After a year long battle, workers at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, California gained a trade union voice as members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 6.

March 30, 2021--CTW
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) scored organizing wins with workers at the non-profit ScholarMatch, which is based in San Francisco, California, and will be the newest members of Local 856, in San Rafael, California, workers employed by Shamrock Materials, Inc. that distribute and supply construction building materials with Local 665, and in El Centro, California, loaders with Central Coast Cooling, Local 890. Health care workers at Victor Valley Global Medical Center in Victorville, Calilfornia, elected union membership into the Service Employees International Union / United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU / UHW).

March 23, 2021--Independent
Workers at Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania elected to be represented by the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) Local 696.

March 09, 2021--Independent
In Berkeley, California, the owner of Moe's Books voluntarily recognized the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) as the workers exclusive collective bargaining representative.

February 22, 2021--AFL-CIO
Workers at the Clow Valve Foundry in Oskaloosa, Iowa, elected unionization joining the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District Lodge 6. Workers at BioBus, a science education nonprofit in New York City, New York, voted to belong and be strong with the Nonprofit Employees United / Office and Professional Employees International Union (NEU / OPEIU) Local 153. Management at two non-profits, The Movement Cooperative and Mothers Out Front agreed to voluntarily recognize their workers choice to be represented by the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union / International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (NPEU / IFPTE) Local 70. Management at the progressive news site Daily Kos has agreed to voluntarily recognize The News Guild / Communications Workers of America (TNG / CWA) Local 39521 after the employees communicated their preference to unionize.

February 18, 2021--Independent
Staff at the Office of the Public Advocate in New York City, New York achieved voluntary recognition for their union, the Organized Advocates Staff Union / Campaign Workers Guild (OASU / CWG).

February 01, 2021--CTW
Caregivers, including licensed practical nurses and nursing assistants at Schuylkill Center, a nursing home in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, chose to have a workplace voice joining Service Employees International Union Healthcare Pennsylvania (SEIU).

January 25, 2021--CTW
Choosing to be members of the labor movement joining the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) are tank-haul drivers at Airgas USA in Grand Prairie, Texas with Local 745, ready-mix drivers at CEMEX of Port Charlotte, Florida with Local 79, and drivers with US Foods in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Local 773.

January 21, 2021--AFL-CIO
Professional and clerical workers at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, elected overwhelmingly to organize with Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 12. After the staff of Washington, D.C. based EMILY's List, a resource for women in politics, proclaimed "Union Yes", management agreed to voluntarily recognize the union of their choice, the Nonprofit Employees United / Office and Professional Employees International Union (NEU / OPEIU). In Kaneoha Bay Hawaii, workers at Vertex Aerospace, a defense contractor, voted for a united voice unionizing with International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).

December 21, 2020--AFL-CIO
Workers with Sunrise Movement, a youth-led movement organization advocating to stop climate change, opted for a union voice joining the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1180. After a triumphant card-check, workers at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota have joined the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 5. Staff at Verso Books publishing house won voluntary union recognition from management and are now members of the Washington-Baltimore News Guild / Communications Workers of America (TNG / CWA). After a triumphant card count, management at the Marriott Downtown Hotel located in lower Manhattan, New York City, agreed to recognize the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council (HTC) as the workers exclusive bargaining representative. Workers at the Blues City Brewery in Memphis, Tennessee, decided to be wise and organize with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) Local 149. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, faculty at University of the Arts gained unity at their workplace joining United Academics of Philadelphia / American Federation of Teachers (UAP / AFE) Local 9608. Registered Nurses at Franciscan Hospice Care Center in University Place, Washington, voted to be united with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District Lodge 751. Content creators at two music services of Minnesota Public Radio, The Current and Classical MPR, voted for a collective voice joining the Screen Actors Guild / American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG / AFTRA).




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