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December 04, 2018--AFL-CIO
Journalists at news outlets Capital Gazette, Carroll County Times, and Baltimore Sun Media Group in Maryland achieved voluntary union recognition from management and will therefore be the newest members of The News Guild / Communication Workers of America (TNG / CWA).

September 20, 2018--AFL-CIO
In Virginia, newsroom employees at the publications Daily Press, Virginian-Pilot, Virginia Gazette and the Tidewater Review have won voluntary recognition to have as their exclusive collective bargaining representative, The News Guild / Communication Workers of America (TNG / CWA).

August 20, 2018--AFL-CIO
Mechanics and drivers at the Sunset Empire Transit District in Astoria and Warrenton, Oregon, decided to be wise and organize with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 757. Physicians and advanced practice providers at Multicare's Indigo Urgent Care centers in Washington State voted 'Union Yes' joining the Union of American Physicians and Dentists / American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (UAPD / AFSCME).

July 30, 2018--AFL-CIO
In California, Deputy Public Defenders for Los Angeles County and in Pennsylvania, youth care workers at the Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center decided to be united with American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Councils 36 and 89 respectively. Workers at the Verizon Wireless retail store in Hazelton, Pennsylvania elected unionization joining the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 13000. Technicians at Jerry Ackerman Motor Company in Saint Louis, Missouri voted to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local Lodge 701.

July 23, 2018--CTW
Voting for a workplace voice joining the International Association of EMT's and Paramedics / National Association of Government Employees / Service Employees International Union (IAEP / NAGE / SEIU) are emergency medical technicians, paramedics, dispatchers and call takers for Professional Med Team in Muskegon, Michigan. In Reading, Pennsylvania, drivers for Ryder Integrated Logistics voted to be organized with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 429.

June 28, 2018--CTW
Opting for unionization with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) are drivers and monitors for Durham School Services in Plymouth Township, Michigan with Local 243. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1199 achieved organizing wins with health care workers at Mentor Health facilities located throughout Florida, professional staff at Whittier Street Health Center in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and at Good Samaritan Hospital in New York's lower Hudson Valley and in Rochester, New York, adjunct faculty at Nazareth College voted overwhelmingly to join Local 200.

June 27, 2018--AFL-CIO
At Oregon State University, a majority of teaching and research faculty signed union authorization cards opting for membership into the United Academics of Oregon State University / American Federation of Teachers (UAOSU / AFT). (The UAOSU is also affiliated with American Association of University Professors AAUP). In Scranton, Pennsylvania, certified nursing assistants at Mountain View Care and Rehab Center gained a union voice joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union / United Food and Commercial Workers (RWDSU / UFCW).

May 31, 2018--CTW
The Service Employees International Union / United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU / UHW) successfully organized healthcare workers at three outpatient clinics operated by Dignity Health Medical Foundation in Bakersfield, California. Electing to be represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) includes drivers for World Oil Environmental Services in Southern California with Local 572, school bus drivers and monitors who work at Durham School Services in Chattanooga, Tennessee with Local 327, and in New York, drivers and monitors employed by First Student at Albany City School District, Local 243.

May 14, 2018--AFL-CIO
After the editorial staff of Talking Points Memo unanimously decided to unionize, management stated that they will respect the workers decision and voluntarily recognize the union of their choice, the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). In Illinois, management of Tronc, Inc. agreed to voluntarily recognize the Chicago Tribune Guild / Communication Workers of America (TNG / CWA) as the collective bargaining representative for the journalist and editorial staff of the Chicago Tribune and RedEye, Hoy, The Beacon News, The Courier-News, Naperville Sun, Daily Southtown and the Design and Production Studio. And in another voluntary recognition victory, organizing staff at New Jersey Communities United, a grassroots organization, gained a union voice as members of the Washington-Baltimore News Guild (TNG / CWA) Local 32035. Postdoctoral Researchers at the University of Washington voted overwhelmingly to be organized with the UW Postdocs United / United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UWPU / UAW) Local 4121. In Las Vegas, Nevada, workers at Palms Casino Resort, which is owned and operated by Station Casinos opted for a union voice on the job with the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165 of UNITE HERE. Cabin groomers employed by Swissport at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, Canada are the newest members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local Lodge 1751. Healthcare workers at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, California voted 'Union Yes' uniting with the Caregivers and Healthcare Employees Union / California Nurses Association / National Nurses United (CHEU / CNA / NNU). In Chicago, Illinois, staff at Erie Neighborhood House, a community social service and advocacy organization, voted to join the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31.

May 01, 2018--Independent
Fast-food workers at Burgerville in Southeast Portland, Oregon, voted for a collective voice joining the Burgerville Workers Union / Industrial Workers of the World (BWU / IWW).

April 30, 2018--AFL-CIO
After a majority of the editorial staff at The New Republic magazine relayed their desire to unionize, management decided to voluntarily recognize the NewsGuild of New York / Communications Workers of America (TNG / CWA) Local 31003 as the workers collective bargaining representative. Teaching and research assistants at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts voted for unionization with the Harvard Graduate Students Union / United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (HGSU-UAW). Registered nurses at ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton, California elected union membership into the California Nurses Association / National Nurses United (CNA / NNU). In Massachusetts, nursing assistants and technical, maintenance, and office clerical workers at UMASS Memorial Marlborough Hospital gained a workplace voice joining the State Healthcare and Research Employees / American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (SHARE / AFSCME) Local 3900. Quality assurance workers at the Nestle Purina PetCare plant in Edmond, Oklahoma, decided to be wise and organize with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 366G. Flight attendants employed by JetBlue Airlines voted to join and be united with the Transport Workers Union (TWU). Choosing to be members of the labor movement joining the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) are employees of Asplundh Tree Expert in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with Local 126, and workers at Atlanta Gas Light Company in Atlanta, Georgia. In New York City, New York, Case Managers at WellLife Network, a non-profit agency that serves people with developmental disabilities and workers in the Environmental Services Department at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut voted for a union voice at their workplace with the New England Joint Board UNITE HERE. Workers that build landing gear at UTC Aerospace Systems in Everett, Washington elected overwhelmingly to organize with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 751, while in Ontario, Canada, registered nurses and personal support workers at Spectrum Health Care chose membership into the newly formed Local Lodge 1231, part of IAM District 78.

April 23, 2018--Independent
Registered nurses at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York, opted for trade union membership joining the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)

April 17, 2018--Independent
In California, workers at VCA-San Francisco Veterinary Specialists even after having to endure an anti-union campaign by management and consultants, they elected to join the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).

March 29, 2018--CTW
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) were victorious in organizing school bus drivers, monitors, and mechanics who work for Durham School Services in Carson, California with Local 572, cashiers employed by Standard Parking at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island with Local 251, in SeaTac, Washington, dispatchers, aircraft fuelers, and mechanics employed by Swissport at SeaTac Airport, Local 174, school bus drivers and monitors employed by Student Transportation of America in Newfane, New York with Local 449, mechanics and related workers at Allegiant Air, workers at ITS Calumet, an intermodal rail transportation company in the Chicago, Illinois area with Local 710, and bus drivers with First Student in Sudbury, Massachusetts, Local 170. Workers at anti-poverty non-profit Sacred Heart Community Service in San José, California opted for union representation with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 521 and technical employees at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in Patchogue, Long Island, New York chose 1199 United Healthcare Workers East.

March 27, 2018--AFL-CIO
Winning voluntary union recognition are editorial staff at on-line Mic Media with the NewsGuild of New York / Communications Workers of America (TNG / CWA) Local 31003, in Washington D.C., workers of Revolution Messaging, a ful-service digital agency, with the Washington-Baltimore News Guild (TNG / CWA) Local 32035, and in Wyoming, non-management staff at the Casper Star-Tribune elected membership into the Denver Newspaper Guild (TNG / CWA) Local 37074. In Canada, workers voting to join and be united with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) are operation officers, storekeepers, communications, ground handlers and mechanics of Swissport Canada and meal delivery drivers for Sky Café to Air Transat flights with both operating out of Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport in Montréal with Local Lodges 1751 and 2309 respectively, mechanics, parts department and service writers at BMW Victoria in British Colombia with Local Lodge 456, and staff representatives employed by the Canadian Labour Congress. In Chicago, Illinois, workers at UCAN, a youth services agency, chose to have a workplace voice with American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31. In Illinois, educators at two charter schools, Chicago High School for the Arts and at the elementary Namaste Charter School, proclaimed 'Union Yes' organizing with the Chicago Teachers Union / Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff / Illinois Federation of Teachers / American Federation of Teachers (CTU / ACTS / IFT / AFT) Local 4343.

March 23, 2018--Independent
Technical workers at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Kamuela voted for a union voice joining the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 142.

March 19, 2018--Independent
Canvassers employed at the Seattle, Washington office of Grassroots Campaigns Inc., voted to join the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) 650 job branch.

February 15, 2018--AFL-CIO
Through the card-check procedure, professional media staff at KUOW-FM 94.9, a member station of National Public Radio in Seattle, Washington are the newest members of the Screen Actors Guild / American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). Faculty and staff at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School in Western Massachusetts voted to unionize their workplace joining the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW). Teachers and staff at two Boston, Massachusetts charter schools, Circuit Street and Dudley Square which are operated by City on a Hill, opted to be trade union members of the Boston Teachers Union / American Federation of Teachers (BTU / AFT). Electing to join the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) are certified nursing assistants and dietary workers at Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Berlin, Maryland, Local 27, and workers at the Severance Foods, Inc. manufacturing plant in Hartford, Connecticut with Local 371. Staff of the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund at six regional offices voted in favor of unionizing with the Washington-Baltimore News Guild / Communications Workers of America (TNG / CWA) Local 32035.

January 30, 2018--AFL-CIO
Management at digital media outlets Slate and Vox have voluntarily recognized the Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) as the representative for collective bargaining for their editorial and video employees. In California, newsroom employees at the Los Angeles Times voted overwhelmingly to join The News Guild / Communications Workers of America (TNG / CWA).

January 24, 2018--CTW
Workers that decided to be united as members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) includes shuttle drivers and maintenance at Standard Parking (SP Plus) at T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island with Local 251, through a card check neutrality agreement, drivers for Safeway.com in Tacoma, Washington, Local 313 and drivers and monitors at Durham School Services in Wright City, Missouri with Local 610. Maintenance of way employees of Bombardier Transportation based out of Sanford, Florida working on the SunRail commuter line elected unionization joining the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees (BMWE / IBT).

December 26, 2017--AFL-CIO
At Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth, caregivers including nurses, lab technicians, radiology technologists and respiratory therapists voted 'Union Yes' uniting with Maine State Nurses Association / National Nurses Organizing Committee / National Nurses United (MSNA / NNOC / NNU). Emergency medical services professionals at Falck Northern California chose trade union membership with United EMS Workers / American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 4911. At PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield, Oregon, healthcare workers within the technical unit encompassing fifty-one job classifications voted for union representation joining the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals / American Federation of Teachers (OFNHP / AFT) Local 5017. Workers employed by contractor Atrium Hospitality at the Hilton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut elected unionization with UNITE HERE Local 217. Aircraft mechanics employed by URS Federal Services, Inc. (AECOM) at Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks, Alaska and at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, New Mexico elected to be organized with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local Lodge 1690 and 2515 respectively. Broadcast technicians that work on NASCAR events for NBC Sports Network voted to join the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians / Communications Workers of America (NABET / CWA). Workers at AOC Resins in Valparaiso, Indiana opted to be represented by the International Chemical Workers Union Council / United Food and Commercial Workers (ICWUC / UFCW). In South Florida, rail train dispatchers employed by Herzog Transit Services, Inc. at Tri-Rail voted to join and be united with the American Train Dispatchers Association (ATDA).

December 22, 2017--CTW
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters scored organizing wins signing up port truck drivers at Container Maintenance Corporation Logistics in North Charleston, South Carolina, Local 509, in Harvey, Illinois, workers including yard jockeys, grounds workers and crane operators at ITS ConGlobal, an intermodal rail transportation facility with Local 710, and through card-check agreement, commuter shuttle drivers employed by WeDriveU at Amazon in the Oakland, California area with Local 853. In Watertown, New York, home health aides at Samaritan Summit Village decided to become members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1199 United Healthcare Workers East.

December 10, 2017--Independent
In Carmel, New York, registered nurses at Putnam Hospital Center decided to be united as members of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)

November 29, 2017--AFL-CIO
Through card-check recognition, staff workers of the National Fast Food Workers Union (Fight for 15) voted for a collective voice joining The News Guild / Communications Workers of America (TNG / CWA) United Media Guild. Broadcast operators employed at AT&T DIRECTV in Los Angeles, California voted unionization with the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET / CWA) and workers at two Visionworks stores in Connecticut elected to join the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers (IUE / CWA) Local 81408. Support staff at the Bishop Noa Home for Senior Citizens in Escanaba, Michigan, gained unity at their workplace joining the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2-21. Registered nurses at Barton Memorial and Lake Tahoe Surgery Center in California elected as their collective bargaining representative the California Nurses Association / National Nurses United (CNA / NNU). Production and maintenance workers at Eberspaecher North America in Brighton, Michigan gained unity on the job joining the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW). Workers at Air Flow Equipment in Kalamazoo, Michigan voted to join the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) Local 7. Educators at the Art and Science Academy charter school in Isanti, Minnesota opted for unionization with Education Minnesota / American Federation of Teachers (AFT). In Canada, airline pilots for Westjet Encore chose to be very wise and organize with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).

November 29, 2017--CTW
Voting for a union voice at their workplace joining the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are healthcare workers at Samaritan Summit Village in Watertown, New York, Local 200, contingent faculty at Fordham University in New York City, District 1199 and in Rochester, Minnesota, food service diet clerks employed by Morrison Management at Mayo Clinic with Healthcare Minnesota. Opting for union representation by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) includes school bus drivers for First Student in Chicago, Illinois with Local 777, workers at Beecher's Handmade Cheese which is located in the Flatiron District of New York City with Local 553, and in Saginaw, Michigan, social service professionals employed at Bannum Place, Local 406.

November 02, 2017--Independent
In California, the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) scored organizing victories of mental health clinicians at the Elk Grove Unified School District and at the San Francisco-based Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc.

October 30, 2017--AFL-CIO
Workers at the Vosges Chocolate Store located in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City gained a voice on the job joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union / United Food and Commecial Workers (RWDSU / UFCW). Fuelers and dispatchers employed by Swissport Fueling, Inc. at the Baltimore / Washington International Airport in Maryland voted for union representation by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). In California, registered nurses at West Anaheim Medical Center in Anaheim and at Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree voted 'Union Yes' joining the California Nurses Association / National Nurses United (CNA / NNU). Charter school educators at Southwest Detroit Community School opted for trade union membership into the Michigan-Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff / American Federation of Teachers (ACTS / AFT).

September 29, 2017--CTW
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, workers at Mazzoni Health Center chose to have a workplace voice with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Pennsylvania. Deciding to be wise and organize with Local 630 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) are clerks, warehouse workers and drivers at Wismettac Asian Foods which is located in Santa Fe Springs, California and in Washington State, home grocery delivery drivers for Safeway.com with Local 174.

September 28, 2017--AFL-CIO
Workers that produce, share and preserve stories of everyday Americans at StoryCorps, a nonprofit based in Brooklyn, New York, opted for union membership with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1180. Registered nurses at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, California elected to be represented by the California Nurses Association / National Nurses United (CNA / NNU). Welders employed at Precision Castparts in Portland, Oregon voted to join and be united as members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District Lodge W24.

August 30, 2017--CTW
At the Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock, California, support-staff workers voted to join the trade union movement as members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers West (UHW). Delivery drivers at Revere Electric Supply Company in Mokena, Illinois voted to be organized with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 710.

August 30, 2017--Independent
In Northern Michigan, nurses employed at Munson Medical Center elected unionization with the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA)

August 29, 2017--AFL-CIO
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) successfully organized aviation workers employed by Y-Tech Services, Inc. at the Army Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, air traffic controller instructors at SAIC in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and cleaners and ramp agents with Swissport at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. Digital media staff of Baltimore, Maryland based, The Real News Network, obtained voluntary recognition of their union of choice, the Washington-Baltimore News Guild / Communications Workers of America (TNG / CWA) Local 32035. Physicians at the VA hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, voted for trade union membership joining the American Federation of Government Employees Local 3669. In Turlock, California, registered nurses employed at Emanuel Medical Center voted to join the California Nurses Association / National Nurses United (CNA / NNU). Stagehands of the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania voted for a union voice at their workplace with the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 8. Workers at the Cargill Cocoa and Chocolates facility in Hazelton, Pennsylvania voted 'Union Yes' joining the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) Local 6.

August 03, 2017--*An independent Puerto Rican educators union, the Asociación de Maestros de Puerto Rico (AMPR), has entered into an agreement to a three year trial affiliation with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) (AFL-CIO)*

July 24, 2017--AFL-CIO
The management of the Washington, D.C. based online news organization Raw Story, voluntarily recognized the Washington-Baltimore News Guild / Communications Workers of America (TNG / CWA) Local 32035 as the bargaining representative for its editorial staff. Opting to become trade union brothers and sisters as members of UNITE HERE Local 19 are food service workers employed by contractor Flagship Facility Services at the tech company Facebook in Menlo Park, California. Retail workers at Pleasure Chest locations in Manhattan, New York City voted to join the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union / United Food and Commercial Workers (RWDSU / UFCW).

July 21, 2017--*Members of the Sunnyvale Employees Association (SEA) working for the City of Sunnyvale in California, voted to affiliate their independent organization with the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers (IFPTE) Local 21 (AFL-CIO)*

June 29, 2017--CTW
Choosing unionization with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) are service agents of Budget Car Rental at the Orlando, Florida airport with Local 385, workers of various job classifications at West Contra Costa Unified School District in California, Local 856, package sorters and delivery drivers for DHL in Rhode Island, Local 251, and in Randolph, Massachusetts, bus drivers and cleaners employed by Brush Hill Tours with Local 653. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) achieved an organizing win of registered and licensed practical nurses, lab technicians, and other caregivers at three Hudson River Health Care community health centers in Long Island, New York with 1199 United Healthcare Workers East. In Western Massachusetts, EMS professionals employed by Alert Ambulance, voted to join the International Association of EMTs and Paramedics / National Association of Government Employees (IAEP / NAGE / SEIU) Local 5000.

June 28, 2017--AFL-CIO
Through card check recognition, crossing guards in Wayne Township, New Jersey are now members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1032. Shortly after receiving the staff's petition of intent to unionize, management of Jobs with Justice Massachusetts voluntarily recognized the Greater Boston NewsGuild (TNG / CWA) as their workplace representative and in Maryland, the owners of the Baltimore City Paper voluntarily recognized the editorial staff's aspiration to be united as members of the Washington-Baltimore News Guild (TNG / CWA). In Washington, DC, teachers at Cesar Chavez Prep Middle Charter School voted overwhelmingly to join the District of Columbia Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff / American Federation of Teachers (ACTS / AFT). Workers at the Seward Food Co-operative in Minneapolis, Minnesota opted for union membership into the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 653. Workers at Asplundh Tree Expert Co. in Onley, Maryland voted for a union voice on the job with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 70.

June 27, 2017--Independent
In Connecticut, food service workers employed by Bethel Board of Education elected to join the United Public Service Employees Union / International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades (UPSEU / IUJAT).

June 19, 2017--Independent
In Erie, Pennsylvania, teachers at Montessori Regional Charter School gained unity at their workplace joining the Pennsylvania State Education Association / National Education Association (PSEA / NEA).

May 31, 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) and educators of Stepstone Academy charter school in Cleveland, Ohio chose unionization with the Cleveland Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff / Ohio Federation of Teachers (ACTS / OFT / 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).

May 30, 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. Decided to be united joining the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) includes workers at soft drink manufacturer Cott Beverages in Ft. Worth, Texas, Local 997, solid waste and recycling workers throughout Sonoma County, California with Local 665, warehouse workers for United Natural Foods, Inc. in Moreno Valley, California, Local 166, drivers and mechanics at Metropolitan Delivery Corp., a subcontractor for DHL, in Miami, Florida with Local 769, in San Francisco, California, commuter shuttle drivers for Chariot, which is a jitney service owned by Ford Motor Company with Local 665, workers at AmSpec Services, LLC, a petroleum company in Everett, Massachusetts with Local 25 and drivers and loaders at Armour-Eckrich Meats in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Local 523.

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, in Richland, Washington, hospital workers including technicians, dietary, technologists, housekeeping and nursing assistants at Kadlec Regional Medical Center with Healthcare 1199NW and licensed practical nurses, registered nurses and technicians at TLC Health Network hospital in Irving, New York with 1199 United Healthcare Workers East. 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. In Massachusetts, food service, housekeeping and administrative workers at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital in Boston and healthcare technicians at Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer opted to be organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1199 United Healthcare Workers East.

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). Direct support workers and medical assistants at the South Dakota Developmental Center voted overwhelmingly to be represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 65. Singers, actors, dancers and stunt performers employed by Spanish-language Telemundo Television Studios in Miami, Florida chose union membership with the Screen Actors Guild / American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA).

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 28, 2017--CTW
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) successfully organized healthcare workers comprising 80 different job classifications at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California with United Healthcare Workers West, 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 into 1199 United Healthcare Workers East.

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.

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