Organizing Update

Pop-Up Magazine Productions

Just weeks after media workers at Pop-Up Magazine Productions announced their union campaign, they have won voluntary recognition.

The group organized around issues including job security, transparency, career growth, and compensation. Though the organizing drive began long before the COVID-19 pandemic, the crisis added to the urgency of the campaign.

The bargaining unit, consisting of roughly two dozen employees at Pop-Up Magazine and California Sunday Magazine, will join Media Guild of the West, TNG-CWA Local 39213.

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Lawrence School District Paraeducators

Paraeducators from the Lawrence, Kan., school district are requesting voluntary recognition from the school board to form a union. The organizing committee requested recognition at the school board meeting's public comment portion.

"Having a community of paras is irreplaceable and it would mean a lot to us if you could be able to recognize us and recognize our union," Tatyana Younger, a paraeducator and member of the group's organizing committee said, according to the Lawrence Journal World.