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August 15, 2019--AFL-CIO
A few days after workers at the sports and pop culture website The Ringer notified the company of their eagerness to unionize, management agreed to recognize the union of their choice, Writers Guild of America East (WGAE).

July 17, 2019--AFL-CIO
In New York City, a clear majority of staff of the Committee to Protect Journalists and writer-producers at Vox Entertainment decided to unionize and are now trade union members of the Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) after management of both entities agreed to voluntarily recognize the union.

May 21, 2019--AFL-CIO
Staff a three digital publications, Pitchfork, Ars Technica and Quartz won voluntary union recognition and will now be exclusively represented by The News Guild / Communication Workers of America (TNG / CWA) Local 31003.

April 30, 2019--*Planners employed at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas, members of the Federated Independent Texas Unions Local 900, chose affiliation with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local 776-F (AFL-CIO)*

April 25, 2019--*After a unanimous membership vote, the independent Union Carpenters of Puerto Rico (UCPR) officially affiliated with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) (AFL-CIO)*

April 15, 2019--AFL-CIO
In Las Vegas, Nevada, the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) scored another organizing win with gaming dealers at Caesars Palace casino. In Idaho, musicians of the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra voted overwhelmingly to join the the American Federation of Musician (AFM) Local 689 and the management and board of directors of the the Boise Phil agreed to recognize the union as the collective bargaining representative.

March 28, 2019--AFL-CIO
Gaming dealers at the Bally, Harrah's, Paris and Wynn casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada decided to be united joining the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW).

March 27, 2019--Independent
Production and service workers at Anchor Steam brewery in San Francisco, California, elected to have a union voice at their workplace joining the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 6.

February 28, 2019--AFL-CIO
In Hartford, Connecticut, editors, reporters and photographers at the Hartford Courant and Courant Community publications received voluntary union recognition from the Tribune Publishing management after 80 percent of the staff signed union authorization cards to join The News Guild / Communication Workers of America (TNG / CWA) Local 34071. In Minnesota, over 80 percent of workers at the newly built InterContinental Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Hotel signed union authorization cards and are now members of UNITE HERE Local 17 after certification by the state's Bureau of Mediation Services.

January 30, 2019--AFL-CIO
Library workers at six locations in Gloucester County, New Jersey won voluntary recognition from the Gloucester County Library Commission and are now members of the Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 1085. Management of Refinery29, a feminist digital media company, voluntarily recognized the editorial staffs union of choice, the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). After a card check victory overseen by the American Arbitration Association, management of New York Magazine agreed to voluntary recognition of The News Guild / Communication Workers of America (TNG / CWA) Local 31003 to represent their editorial employees. In the Montreal, Quebec area, workers, including electricians and assemblers employed by Aerotek at Bombardier Aerospace and Airbus facilities have chosen to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local Lodge 1660. Workers at the General Mills plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, voted to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) Local 110. Faculty at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, Illinois, opted for a trade union voice joining the Illinois Federation of Teachers / American Federation of Teachers (IFT / AFT).

December 27, 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). At the Environmental Charter School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, staff including nurses, teachers, counselors and social workers chose to be organized with American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

November 28, 2018--AFL-CIO
In the Portland, Oregon area, mental health and addiction recovery workers at non-profit Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare voted to unionize their workplace as members of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 75. Registered nurses elected a union voice at University of Chicago Medical Center in Illinois, joining National Nurses Organizing Committee / National Nurses United (NNOC / NNU) and at Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia joining California Nurses Association / National Nurses United (CNA / NNU). Voting 'Union Yes' joining the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) are avionics technicians and aircraft maintenance workers employed by VSE Corporation at Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas and service technicians and parts department workers at NorthSide Toyota in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Graduate employees at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. gained a workplace voice as members of Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees / American Federation of Teachers (GAGE / AFT).

October 30, 2018--AFL-CIO
In Nebraska, newsroom workers including photographers, reporters and copy editors at the the Omaha World-Herald newspaper voted to join the The News Guild / Communication Workers of America (TNG / CWA). Workers at a Cemex cement plant in Brooksville, Florida, voted for a collective workplace voice joining the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers (IBB). At Spanish-language radio station La Ley 107.9 (WLEY-FM) in Chicago, Illinois, on-air staff elected to join the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). In Tucson, Arizona, registered nurses at St. Joseph's and St. Mary's Hospitals opted for union membership with the National Nurses Organizing Committee / National Nurses United (NNOC / NNU). Postdoctoral researchers and associates at Columbia University in New York City elected unionization as members of Columbia Postdoctoral Workers / United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (CPW-UAW). In Oregon, bus drivers employed by MTRWestern that transport passengers for Columbia County's transit service voted to belong and be strong joining Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757. Airline workers at United Catering (United Continental Holdings Inc.) in six U.S. cities voted for a united voice unionizing with UNITE HERE.

October 25, 2018--Independent
By a vote of 55 to 1, workers at Columbia River Veterinary Specialists in Vancouver, Washington opted for a union voice at their workplace with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 5.

October 18, 2018--CTW
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) gained membership with graduate workers of Illinois State University joining Local 73 and adjunct faculty at Seminole State College of Florida forming their union with Faculty Forward.

September 21, 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). Customer service agents at Spirit Airlines voted for trade union membership with the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU). Workers at an Advance Auto Parts warehouse in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, voted to join the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 1310.

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).

August 15, 2018--CTW
Service workers at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in Long Island, New York and radiology technologists and clerical workers at Vassar Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, New York, voted for union representation joining the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1199 United Healthcare Workers East.

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).

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