Organizing Update

DirecTV Workers Join CWA

West Virginia

DirecTV customer service workers in Huntington, W.Va., are the newest members of CWA Local 2009. Local 2009 top officers Shannon Fink, Chad Leggett and Mark Gabbert, plus local leaders and members worked with DirecTV activists and CWA organizers to get it done; the unit includes 564 workers.

Denver, Colorado

Working with CWA Locals 7750 and 7777, CWA organizers and District 7 staff, a unit of 415 DirecTV customer care workers in Denver gained CWA representation. 

New Mexico

The 85-member DirecTV Technical Group in New Mexico now has CWA representation, working with CWA Local 7011 President Stacy Watashe and Vice President Dave Prokash, special assignment organizer Glenda Winternheimer and D7 staff.

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Dollar Thrifty Car Rental

Dollar Thrifty Car Rental agents in Los Angeles voted for a CWA voice and Local 9003. The workers' committee was strong and stood together despite the company's captive audience meetings and other anti-union tactics. The unit includes 83 agents. Wynter Hawk, Local 9003, and Victor Serrano, special assignment organizer, worked on this campaign.