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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 25, 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)

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 Loca 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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